Updated April 2020
Here is the list of what we will pick up for composting
*We are not collecting up large amounts of yard waste, but will take seasonal items (pumpkins, cornstalks, pine boughs) as needed.
Today, we provide pick-up service to the following towns: Bala Cynwyd, Wynnewood, Penn Wynne, Narberth, Ardmore, Havertown, Haverford, Villanova, St. David’s, Wayne and Devon.
Not seeing your town listed? Join our waiting list. We are adding new towns every day as demand increases.
A bucket will be delivered to the address you provided, and you will be given a pick-up day. Pick-ups are currently scheduled for every other week. You will receive a reminder via e-mail the day before each pick up.
If you live in an apartment building, please place outside the exterior front door.
Mother has partnered with the folks over at Kitchen Harvest & Linvilla Orchards. All compostables will be taken to their on-farm composting operation where they monitor, turn and test the materials as they undergo the natural process of becoming compost.
Most people put their bucket with their other trash bins and leave a countertop compost bin either on their counter or under their sink. Every day or so, just empty that into your bucket.
As of today, we offer pick up’s bi-weekly.
If you have a special week, like you hosted a major holiday, let us know and we can try to accommodate. If you are consistently composting more every week, good for you! We will provide an additional buckets as needed, up to a max of 3 per household.
Each subscriber is entitled to up to 60 pounds of compost each spring during our compost givebacks, which typically runs through March and early April.
We feel strongly that their mission complements our own. When we are re-directing materials from the landfill, many times it is in the form of excess food. We want to send that back to the hungry in Philly so they can benefit in a small way from food heading to the compost pile.