Putting food waste to work

 COURTESY COMPOSTWHEELS via Creative Loafing

COURTESY COMPOSTWHEELS via Creative Loafing

Compostwheels, the local company that built a business picking up home compost collections by bicycle, needs a tractor. And an industrial-strength windrow turner. And big-league sifting equipment, too. The estimated tab? $120,000. All in the name of nutrient recovery and a stronger local food ecosystem.

While home composting has been the core of Compostwheels’ efforts to date, being able to work with more restaurant and commercial kitchens is the next step in their effort to turn waste into nutrient-rich soil for local farms and gardens. To fund the upgrade, company founder David Paull has partnered with the Carse brothers from King of Pops and their farm, King of Crops, under the moniker — wait for it — King of Compost...

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