We want to grow our capacity to support more neighborhoods and kitchens.
We work to sustain our current programs, with an educated composting task force.
We believe in a regenerative business, to amplify and support the work happening in communities.
Connecting the People of Los Angeles
To the Soil and to Each Other
There are over 10 million people living, eating, but also throwing away valuable resources in LA County.
Los Angeles is the most populous county in the nation with an audacious city goal to divert 90% of waste from landfills in the next seven years. How do we get there? LA Compost is proving that community compost hubs are a necessary part of the city’s plan.
LA Compost operates county wide with the vision and potential to serve the largest county in America. We operate at the individual home and community scale to build not only the physical infrastructure but also the social infrastructure for an active and educated composting community. The LA Compost Community Hubs, a decentralized model, serve local neighborhoods throughout LA and are located in community gardens, schools, churches and places of work. These hubs are available for food scrap drop off, educational workshops, volunteer hours, field work for composting certifications, and the processing of finished compost to return to the community’s garden beds.
In pursuit of our mission we focus on three core values: community, compost, and education. Community provides the social web, strengthening the grassroots compost movement where neighbors can participate in their local food system. Compost encompasses the full story of food and is a gateway to talking about a healthy environment, climate stability, and the nutritional value of food. Compost is the source of talking about food waste and the economic benefits to waste reduction. Our educational programs range from municipality funded classroom workshops to garden demonstrations, and support all the compost development work that is done. Our strategy for compost education is through tactile and sensory learning. By building social infrastructure and educating communities we ensure long term success for a regenerative community compost system.