convenient and clean curbside composting.
No matter your living situation - single family home, multi-family household, 'ohana unit, or apartment - we started our services to support residents like you.
Each Residential plan includes
The requested number of buckets & easy flex lids
Weekly pick-up service
Weekly bucket washing service
Annual diversion report
Weekly reminder texts
Once-in-awhile Compost Kauai Newsletter
Finished compost with doorstep delivery by request (4x/year)
Access to educational blog posts
Friendly member support/advice for compost and gardening questions
An easy recurring monthly subscription that can be canceled at any time
the benefits of composting
Plant health, plant productivity, and soil health have shown to improve when compost is applied. Benefits are long lasting with studies showing organic matter still present in the soil five years after application!
Compost can improve water retention and infiltration in soil. This means saving you time and money when it comes to watering your garden or yard and preventing runoff and soil erosion.
Composting diverts organic materials such as food waste from entering the landfill. In the landfill organic materials are subjected to an anaerobic environment (lack of oxygen) where they release methane, a more potent greenhouse gas than CO2.
We are currently servicing the eastside of kauai.
Check the map below to see if we are doing pick-up service in your area.
How our residential pick-up services work:
Sign up by choosing one of our plans below. You can choose one, two or three buckets for your weekly service.
We will drop off your five gallon bucket following your instructions, within 1-6 days, typically on the next regularly scheduled pick-up day. You will receive a Welcome and on boarding series of emails and a printed Welcome Packet (which can be composted when done).
Fill up your bucket with compostable approved items all week long. Contact us if you have any questions about an item. When in doubt, KEEP IT OUT - and reach out to us!
The night before your Pick-up Day you will get a reminder text to put your bucket out by 9am. Your bucket will be picked up between 9am and 5pm.
On Pick-up Day we will swap your full bucket and leave you with an empty, clean one.
After three months, be on the look out for an email that lets you know you can now request compost to be delivered to your door each quarter.
Choose your plan BELOW.
*all plans have a one time $20 start up fee
See our FAQ below for more information.
Experience the perks of being a member with discounted rates and delivery of compost to your door.
Compost can be requested and delivered each quarter for FREE (every three months)
Members accumulate one gallon each month, for each bucket in their plan
One gallon of compost can amend 32 sq ft of soil
Additional compost can be picked-up at Community Sift Days, by filling your produce sticker sheet (included in Welcome packet), or purchased and delivered
Discounted price for additional compost: $7/gallon; $20/three gallons; $30/five gallons
Pick-up for orders less than 1 cubic yard (<200 gallons) in Wailua or at the Puhi Farmers Market
Delivery available for orders >1 cubic yard (>200 gallon)
$10/gallon; $24/three gallons; $35/five gallons
A little goes a long way
One gallon of compost can amend 32 sq ft of soil
Become a pick-up or drop off member to receive discounted rates on compost
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How does the pick-up service work?
1. We give you a 5-gallon bucket for your food scraps
2. You fill your bucket with food scraps
3. We pick up your bucket weekly and leave behind a clean, sanitized bucket
We use your scraps to create a nutrient-dense fertilizer and deliver the finished compost back to you on a quarterly basis.
When will I get my bucket and first pick-up?
After you sign up, we will get you your bucket within 1-6 days. Your first pick-up will be the following Pikc-Up Day after you receive your bucket. We typically drop buckets off during Pick-Up Days. Please contact us if you need your bucket sooner and we will try to accommodate.
When are pick-ups?
Pick-ups for the Wailua, Kapaa, and Kapahi area are currently on Mondays between 9am-5pm.
What if I need an extra bucket for a week?
Pick the plan that works for your houseold on a regular week. If you need an extra bucket for a week or realize you need to upgrade, you can do this in our Online Members Store.
When will my compost be ready?
We are able to give compost back to our members once it is ready. This typically takes about six months. However, Members can begin requesting compost after three full months of service. Members will be sent an email to let them know they can request compost for the next quarter.
Members can request compost using our Compost Request Form and have it delivered to them during the next quarterly return period.
What are the months when compost will be returned?
The Quarterly Compost Return period for our compost is the first week of January, April, July, and October.
How much compost do I get back?
Through the process of decomposition the organic materials reduce to about 9-15% of their original weight and 40% of their original volume. Because we can only return what we receive/create, we have found our system reliably returns an average of one gallon of compost per month, per Member's bucket. One gallon of compost can be used to cover 32 square feet of garden.
See the chart below for how much compost you get back in your Membership Plan.
1 gallon compost /month
3 gallons compost/quarter
2 gallons compost/month
6 gallons compost/quarter
3 gallons compost/month
9 gallons compost/quarter