Pick-up Programs

Paid Door-to-Door Compost Pick Up Businesses:

FoodScraps360 is a residential food waste collection service created to help keep plant matter out of the landfill where it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Foodscraps360 collects food scraps right from your doorstep in Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer counties. The owners, Diana Wright and Morgan Talbot, can also help with Zero Waste events/weddings, can assist schools to learn composting and Zero Waste techniques, and can pick-up from small, commercial restaurants. Email Diana or Morgan at FoodScraps360@gmail.com or call (518) 465-9748.

Radix Ecological Sustainability Center - Weekly compost pick up for residences anywhere in Albany. Pick up is 100% by e-bike trailers powered by solar panels. Place your food scraps inside the provided filtered, no-odor 2.4 gallon container. Once a week, place the container on your step. We will remove the contents. At the Radix Center, we will turn it into a nutrient-dense garden fertilizer. $15/month for one container pick up. $5 for each additional container. Email: compost@radixcenter.org or call (518) 605-3256.

Loving Earth Compost - Weekly, Bi-Weekly or Monthly pick-up for a portion of Saratoga County. Provides a 3.5 gallon bucket with secure E-Z peel lid. Email: LovingEarthCompost@gmail.com or call (518) 306-1103.

Free Door-to-Door Compost Pick-Up Program:

"From the Ground Up" Troy Composting Pilot Program. The City of Troy has partnered with FoodScraps360 to pilot a compost pick-up program at no cost to residents. The three-phase pilot will take place from October 2021 to September 2023. All available slots have been filled. After the pilot finishes, the city hopes to grow the program and offer it to all Troy residents.