Happy Trash Can Makes Composting More Accessible

Tuesday Jun. 1st, 2021

photo credit Kene Sperry

Bozeman, Montana: New Drop-Off Service

Happy Trash Can Composting has announced a new drop-off spot (located at Co-op West Main) for their existing or new customers.

Owners Ryan Green and Adrienne Huckabone have long offered curbside pick-up. However, some folks live outside the pick-up zone, don't have a need for the service or have budgets that make this option unobtainable, including a new "pay-what-you-can" subscription option.

All drop-off subscribers receive a 5-gallon bucket to collect into, compostable liners and can get free compost each month.

In an effort to make composting accessible to more people, the Community Food Co-op is partnering with Happy Trash Can to provide a drop-off location at Co-op West Main. The store has marked bins located on the far west side of our parking lot.

“We are excited to provide this drop-off service to help expand composting in our community,” said Marketing Manager Alison Germain. “Not only does it reduce food waste, but high-quality compost supports local soil health.”

To sign up for drop-off composting, interested customers can contact Happy Trash Can directly.

"Our goal with the drop-off program is to make composting accessible to many in our community," said Ryan. "Our mission is to make diverting food scraps from the landfill as easy as possible. Not only does this reduce waste, but also allows us to create quality compost for local agricultural soils and backyard gardens." 

In addition to the drop-off service, the Co-op has partnered with Happy Trash Can since 2016 to pick-up and compost food and packaging waste. The two businesses have been able to divert 250,000 gallons from the landfill to date!