Community Compost Initiative

A weekly compost pick-up service

Did you know:

Throwing food waste into landfills creates greenhouse gases – which significantly contribute to global warming, and

Albany is expanding its landfill into protected habitat for a temporary fix-

We need creative, sustainable solid waste solutions!

Are you:

Interested in building local food security and fighting climate change with one simple action?

Would you like to compost your food scraps but don’t have the space or time?

There is a solution!

You can:

Reduce greenhouse gases!

Divert waste from Albany’s overburdened landfill!

Support a local non-profit and an ecologically regenerative micro-industry!

Take initiative!

Let’s work toward a sustainable, zero-waste Albany!

Join the Radix Center’s

Community Composting Initiative

The Details:

Place your food scraps inside the provided filtered, no-odor 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.

To begin service, contact us and arrange for a brief meeting, at which we will deliver:

  • Attractive 2.4 gallon compost container with odor filter
  • Composting instructions


Attractive 2.4 gallon compost container with odor filter – $20

Compost Pick-up:

One container per week  – $15/month

Additional containers        $ 5/month

What to Compost

All plant based scraps : fruits, vegetables, crushed eggshells, coffee grounds and filters, teabags, unbleached napkins and paper towels.  Bread products are acceptable in smaller quantities (less than 25% of the total volume in the bucket).  In order to discourage pests, we will not accept any meat or dairy.  Please make sure that no garbage, plastic wrappers, rubber bands, metal cans, or pet waste is included.

Food scraps will be brought to the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center at 153 Grand St. where they will be fed to the chickens and ducks, and/or placed in wire bins and carefully layered with wood chips and leaves.  After several months of processing, a nutrient dense soil will result that will be used for our food growing demonstrations.  Because composting is a heat generating process, it will be ongoing throughout the winter.  By participating, you will benefit by recycling your food waste, reducing your ecological footprint, and supporting a community project.

Currently, we are only offering this service for the city of Albany.  If you are interested in this service but live outside of Albany,  please contact us.

Questions or to sign up:

email: or call (518) 605-3256

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  6. This is great! I’ve been learning about composting. If only I had a truck to pick up all the bags of leaves I walk by on a daily basis.

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