About Us

How We Work

Our goal is to help divert as much food waste away from landfills and incinerators as possible. That means designing a scalable model that can accommodate a high volume of food waste while allowing us to operate as sustainably as possible.

That’s why, in northern New Jersey, we’ve chosen to work with WM’s CORe facility in Elizabeth. 

The facility’s relatively small footprint, proximity to major population centers, and ability to accept up to 500 tons of food waste per day make it an obvious choice as we work with households, businesses and municipalities to divert their food scraps. 

At CORe, WM turns the materials they receive into a proprietary soup-like ‘slurry’ product that is then transported to a local wastewater treatment plant where it is converted into renewable energy!

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Meet the Team

The founder of Green Bucket Compost, Isaiah, sitting on a bridge with three compost buckets

Isaiah Green

Founder, CEO

A New Jersey native and lifelong compost fanatic, Isaiah graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2017 and spent three years in the wealth management industry before launching Green Bucket Compost.

“I started this business because I wanted to help everyone live a more sustainable life. We can’t all buy electric cars or install solar panels, but we can reduce our waste by separating organics at their source.”

Kyle Shapiro

Head of Operations

Also a New Jersey native, Kyle brings his expertise to ensure Green Bucket Compost’s operations are up to snuff!

“I don’t come from a composting background, but once I realized how much of our waste is organic I knew I had to do something. I couldn’t be happier to help our clients reduce their waste and live greener lives.”

Kyle Shapiro is the Head of Operations at the Green Bucket Compost

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

41 million

Tons of food waste produced by Americans in 2017

6.3%

Food waste collected for compost

76.3 billion

Pounds of food waste sent to American landfills

*Above figures provided by EPA.gov

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Food Scrap Fixes

Urban Food Waste Solutions

We give businesses, organizations, and residences the ability to take an actionable change to make life more sustainable. It might be cheaper than you think!

We provide you with our 5-gallon bucket so you can fill it up at your leisure. Simply put it out on your scheduled pick up day so we can swing by and collect it. We make diverting easy and efficient!

Our Services

Where We WorkGet Started

  • Basking Ridge

  • Bound Brook

  • Bridgewater

  • Cranford

  • Fanwood

  • Garwood

  • Harrison

  • Hoboken

  • Jersey City

  • Maplewood

  • Millburn

  • Netherwood (Plfd)

  • Rahway

  • Scotch Plains

  • Somerville

  • South Bound Brook

  • Summit

  • Union

  • Westfield

Our Service Offerings

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Residential Pickups

Weekly ($40/mo) | Bi-weekly ($30/mo)

How it works…

  1. Fill your 5-gallon bucket with food scraps (see guide)
  2. Place your bucket outside the door on your pick up day (every week or every other week for bi-weekly)
  3. Sit back, relax, and pat yourself on the back for being a good human!

What’s included…

  • One, 1.5 gal odor proof compost caddy (optional)
  • One, 5 gal Green Bucket Compost bin
  • Compost guide
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Services for Municipalities

Centralized and Residential Curbside

Centralized Collection Points

GBC will set up 32, or 64 gallon wheeled bins for residential food scrap drop offs.

Help your town reach its sustainability goals and give residents the chance to divert their food waste.

Residential Curbside Collection

GBC can work with your town or city to offer curbside food scrap collection services.

We’re happy to negotiate discounted rates when 50 or more households register.

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Options for Sustainable Event Hosting

Interested in hosting a more sustainable event? We offer flat rate options for food scrap collection at in-person events! As we adjust to a new normal, let’s make sustainability front and center.

Types of events include:

Weddings, anniversary parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s, quinceañeras, industry conferences (with meals provided), etc.

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Bulk Pick Up Options for Businesses

Do you operate a hotel, restaurant, or school? Green Bucket Compost wants to work with you! We offer custom rate service options for larger scale food waste generators. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Interested in Signing Up?

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What Should You Put in Your Bucket?

The list of items that you can put in your food scrap bin
The list of items not to put in your food scrap bin