PUMPKINS and YARD WASTE: We see the largest volumes of food waste of the entire year the week following Thanksgiving.  Please do not put out pumpkins or yard waste the week following Thanksgiving, as we do not have space in the trucks. Put them out before or hold off until the following week. We accept one pumpkin per pick up placed on top of your bin.


Colder Temps:  Below freezing temps are here, which means your compost can freeze to your bin and be unable to empty.  You can prevent this by using certified compostable bioplastic bin liners, available for purchase in the online shop.  Paper bag liners will freeze to the bin. 

Photo: Paul Bilodeau
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Get to Know Your Composter

The Dirt


Black Earth Compost was founded in January 2011, in Gloucester, MA. Originally a one man, one truck, Cape Ann company, it has steadily grown to become the leading full service compost company in New England. With over 30 trucks, we are dedicated to collecting food scraps from residents, schools, supermarkets, colleges, and more, all across eastern MA and RI. We are also the only vertically integrated company that composts the material too, returning it to customers and selling it in garden centers across Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Whatever your organic waste collection or garden soil needs, we are your one stop shop.

Our Team

Conor
Conor Miller
Partner, CEO
Andrew
Andrew Brousseau
Partner, Compost Manager
Justin
Justin Sandler
Partner, Onboarding
Colin Rose
Colin Rose
Chief Collection Operations
David
David Stephenson
Product Development
Cody
Cody Chirichiello
Manchester Site Foreman
Syed
Syed Muntaz
Groton Site Foreman
Katy
Katy Riley
Framingham Site Foreman
Doug
Doug Spear
Operations Manager
Matt
Matt Bacon
Compost Operations
Sam
Brian and Samantha Barrett
Driver and Account Manager
Alex
Alex Kimmel
Fabricator Mechanic
Andrew
Andrew Dixon
Compost Operations
Eric
Eric Charpentier
Field Operator
Tyler
Jesse Kessler
Field Operator
Manny
Manny Santiago
Heavy Equipment Operator
Tom
Tom LeClair
Business Development
Jessica
Jessica Wolfskehl
Pipeline Developer
Sarah
Sarah Wolfskehl
Marketing
Joe
Joe Eaton
Fabricator
Will
Will Peterson
Field Operator
Tammi
Tammi Rose
Customer Liason
Trevor
Trevor Work
Compost Operations
Alicia
Alicia Smith
Field Operator
Paul
Paul Milonopoulos
Field Operator
Matt
Matt Irving
Field Operator
Hannah
Hannah Burk-McCoy
Customer Liason
BP
BP Arruda
Field Operator