Announcing FREE organic waste drop-off in Nashville! Davidson County residents can drop their food and lawn & garden waste at the East and Omohundro Convenience Centers as part of the Nashville Zero-Waste Initiative. Bring your compostables and we’ll do the rest. Reduce Waste. Help the environment. Make a difference.

Turning your organic waste into sustainable products.

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Your local source for organic waste recycling. Offering full service pickup and processing in Nashville, Clarksville, and across Middle Tennessee

The Compost Company is creating a more sustainable future by removing organic waste from our landfills and returning it to the soil. In doing so, we offer reduced waste-disposal fees for restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops and more, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create the highest quality organic soil and mulch products for farmers, gardeners and landscapers.

Are you a waste producer?

Whether you are a restaurant, grocery store, hotel, or school, let us take care of your organic waste and help you reach your sustainability goals.

  • Organic Waste Collection
  • Organic Waste Dropoff at our site
  • Event Composting. Making your event zero-waste is a snap
  • Collection Containers
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Are you a compost user?

Help your plants, gardens, and landscaping installations thrive with natural, nutrient-rich soil amendments.

  • Screened and Unscreened Compost
  • Mulch, Woodchips, and Soil Blends
  • Compost, Mulch and raised bed Installation
  • Erosion Control media for stormwater retention and biofiltration
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Our Customers

Secret Blend

Our finest compost material and your secret weapon. A nutrient-rich blend of organic feedstocks aged to perfection, Secret Blend compost has no equal. There’s no better amendment for your soil.  $65/cubic yard

Great for use on organic vegetable gardens, potted plants, or topdressing lawns

Premium Screened Compost

For incorporating into your existing soil or top-dressing your trees, shrubs, lawns and veggies, Premium Screened Compost has the natural, garden-feeding firepower to make it your best planting year ever. $50/cubic yard

Excellent for use on new lawns and overseeding projects, building raised beds when mixed with topsoil, and increasing drainage and soil tilth

Unscreened Compost

Our aged Premium Screened compost straight from the windrow. $35/cubic yard

NOTE: This product is unscreened and will contain some non-composted material and larger particles that would otherwise be screened out of our compost. Please call for further information.

Compost Topsoil Blend

Topsoil + Compost = happy plants. We combine high-quality screened topsoil with our Premium Screened compost to create a perfect blend for raised beds, pots, or filling low spots in your yard. $60/cubic yard

Best for use in raised garden beds and soil-building projects

Double Ground Natural Hardwood Mulch (Dark Brown)

All-natural hardwood mulch, aged and double-ground for top-quality color and texture. Free of dyes and chemicals so you know you’re treating your gardens and beds to the best. $20/cubic yard

Compost Mulch

Also known as, pardon our French, Bad A** Mulch. We blend our natural hardwood mulch with Premium Screened compost for a mulch unlike any other. It’s mulch with a kick. $45/cubic yard

Bagged Compost

All of our products are available in 1 and 2 cubic foot burlap bags. Please call for ahead for pricing and to schedule delivery or pickup. We bag all products to order. 

Compost Tea

If you like our compost you will love our Compost Tea. We use all of our compost products as the basis for our teas, then add in additional ingredients to create an active “Living Tea” to give your plants the nutritional and microbial boost they need to thrive. Please call ahead for pricing and availability.

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Get in touch.

Interested in seeing how the Compost Company can help you or your business reach your sustainabilty goals? Contact us via the form below, give us a call at (615)-983-1200 or send us an email at For pickup and dropoff we are open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm, and by appointment on the weekends. Spring hours begin March 1st (Saturday, 10am-2pm)

About Us

Edward Wansing
Founder & COO

     Mr. Wansing holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and a Master of Science in Sustainability from Lipscomb University. He is a licensed Architect in the State of Tennessee. Ed is a LEED Accredited Professional and has been a leader of the Green Building and Sustainability movement in Middle Tennessee for over 10 years. He served as Chair of the Emerging Professionals National Committee and the Middle Tennessee US Green Building Council. He has served on many other boards and committees including Cheatham County Habitat for Humanity and the Friends of the Cheatham County Bicentennial Trail. Ed and his wife Carly have been recognized for their work in the Green Building Industry, for their contributions to the community and for their energy efficiency and sustainability achievements at their home.

Clay Ezell

     Clay Ezell is a certified Master Composter, a USCC-Certified Site Operator and graduate of New York’s EarthMatter training program, where he took part in the NYC Local Organics Recovery Project, processing organic waste from the five boroughs of New York City for use in local parks. He is a member of the US Composting Council, the Tennessee Environmental Council and the Cumberland River Compact. Clay is a native Nashvillian who, in addition to being happy to be home, is dedicated to helping realize the dream of making Nashville the Greenest city in the Southeast. He is an active volunteer with Publicolor and the American Chestnut Foundation, and serves on the board of FriendsLife Community and Tennessee Conservation Voters.  

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