Knoxville Area Compost Services

Reduce your carbon footprint by 40% by recycling your food scraps!

Similar to a municipal trash service, we collect your food scraps and yard waste from your curb or apartment and turn it into rich compost. 

Get Started in 3 Steps

Step 1

Register Your Location

  • If you live in or around Knox County,TN, submit your location to our system to see if you’re in our range. 
  • Some locations like apartments need special consideration to make sure there is an approved pickup area.
  • Once approved, you will be prompted to purchase our Starter Bundle or Unlimited Service.

Pick a Service Plan

Step 2



Order a $6 Starter Bundle to start your service. This includes:

  • 5 gallon Green Heron Compost Bin
  • Composting Guide

Pay-As-You-Go pickups must be purchased prior to scheduling your collections online.

Unlimited Pickups

$9/Month or $99/Year

Get the Starter Bundle for free, when you subscribe to one of our Unlimited plans.

Our Unlimited options are either $9/month or $99/year.

This service also includes your 5-gallon Green Heron Compost bin and the Composting Guide.

Cancel Any Time

Schedule Collections Online

Step 3

Schedule Your Pickup

  • Request your pickup date at least one day in advance.
  • When your pickup request has been approved, leave your Green Heron Compost bin out the night before your scheduled pickup.
  • We will haul off your compostables and replace your bin.

Pay-As-You-Go Pricing

When you choose to pay-per-pickup, you purchase a single pickup when you’re ready for your bin to be swapped for a clean one. You can create the schedule that works best for you and never pay for pickups you don’t need.

What is Compost?

Compostables turn into compost.
Compost is the finished product.

Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed into a nutrient-rich substance that is added to soil. The process of composting breaks down your leftover foods and yard waste.


Report a Missed Pickup

Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience of missing your pickup date. Because we strive for excellence, we want to fix this issue as soon as possible.

Report a Lost/Damaged Compost Bin or Lid

Cancel A Pickup