FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can be a member?
Compost Dayton serves families, individuals, and businesses
in the Dayton area, including Kettering, Oakwood, Centerville,
Springboro and Fairborn. We serve a 15-mile radius from our
location in East Dayton.
How do you pick-up?
When you become a member, you will be assigned a pick-up day.
On the evening of your pick-up day, put your bin full of materials out front of your residence or at our decided upon location. Compost Dayton employees will come and take your organic materials. In the morning a clean and fresh bucket will stand in the place of your old one from the night before and the process repeats itself next week!
Can my pick-up day ever change?
We are a new and growing company! In an effort to keep as fuel efficient as possible, we may ask our customers to have a different assigned pick-up day as we grow and our service area changes. We will let you know in advance if this needs to happen and work to make it as convenient as possible.
Why are your charging for this service?
Rotting food is a stinking mess! Compost Dayton rids you of the mess AND allows you to lessen your impact on the environment. Throw in rich compost delivered to your door each spring, and you've got it made.
Is there a contract?
No. There is no obligation or contract when you sign up. Let us know if you ever need to cancel your membership and we will stop charging your account and stop the service at the end of that month.
What if I want to learn more about compost?
Feel free to ask any questions. But here's a quick teaser - compost is a living soil enhancer. The strength of compost as a way to improve the health of your plants is through the living complex of microorganisms that it brings with it. These create and ecosystem in the soil which helps to promote root health, arrange nutrients in forms plants can absorb, and by holding on to more water to help get your garden through dry spells.
Tips for our Members
It is important that all our members get excellent service. Here are some tips from our long term customers:
Keep your Compost Dayton bucket in the garage or on back stoop is convenient
Use a small counter-top container like a coffee can to collect food scrap materials in the kitchen
Place your compost outside to be collected each week on your pick-up day. Weekly collections keep smell down and makes everyone happier!
Check your mailboxes in late winter to find out how much waste you and your family have diverted from the landfill.