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Turn Your Food Waste… into an Incredible Earth Resource!

Earth Stew Compost Services, LLC is a subscription based business that offers a food waste recycling service for the environmentally conscientious that live in the greater Madison area. We are currently servicing the Cities of Madison, Fitchburg, Middleton and Monona.

Acceptable Waste

  • Fruit pulp/peelings
  • Veggies/peelings
  • Grains
  • Eggshells
  • Coffee & Tea grounds/filters
  • Tea bags

Not Acceptable Waste

  • Bones/Meat/Fish/Oils
  • All dairy products
  • Compostable/biodegradable bags & containers
  • All paper products: newspaper, napkins, & towels
  • Twist ties, rubber bands, stickers
  • Pet waste
  • Plants— including potting soil & roots

Why Compost?

Composting and the Domino Effect

About 33% of all household waste is food waste that can be diverted from the landfills and composted to make a rich soil amendment that improves the health of the soil.

By simply having your food waste composted using Earth Stew Composting Services you enact the permaculture concepts and create a positive domino effect for yourself, the environment and community.

Care for the Earth

  • Reduce landfill use.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas.
  • Reduces compost miles – compost is made within miles of your home.
  • Reduce/Replaces chemical fertilizers.
  • Improves the soil.
  • Improves water retention in the soil.

Care for the People

  • Supports local agriculture (backyard gardens, local farms).
  • Healthy soil = healthy plants (food and aesthetics).
  • Supports job creation.
  • Supports the Central Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled.

Share the Bounty

  • Receive compost in the Spring.
Earth Stew Compost Services makes composting so easy. We just put everything in the bucket. Then we set it out for pick up and get a fresh bucket. Very easy!

Mary E.

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