About The Compost Co-op
The Compost Co-operative is a worker-owned business.
Our customers are valued investors in the community.
We are committed to building with others a local economic infrastructure that is socially just, economically sustainable, and environmentally sound.
Driven by racial and environmental justice, the Compost Co-operative builds ownership opportunities among people who face barriers to employment while joining local efforts to address changes in the climate.
The Compost Co-operative works to increase economic democracy, reduce food waste and methane emissions, enrich local soil, and implement transformative justice solutions to inequality and the prison system.
The Compost Co-operative values respect, integrity, love, communication, co-operation, transparency, accountability, collaboration, constructive criticism, laughter and joy!
We have received generous support, in the form of partnerships and grants, from Arise for Social Justice, Claneil Foundation, Common Counsel Foundation, Common Good, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Cooperative Development Institute, Cooperative Fund of the Northeast, Franklin County CDC, Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Just Roots, Haymarket People's Fund, ICA Group, Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice, Martin’s Farm Compost, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, Western Mass SURJ, and many individual supporters around the world.
Follow our development since 2017.
Worker-owners speak with Kaliis Smith of NEPM's The Fabulous 413 on June 17 and 18, 2023. Read about our cooperatively owned project to compost oppressive systems in Grassroots Economic Organizing, the Valley Advocate and the Greenfield Recorder. And check out a short video about the Compost Co-op that aired on WGBY’s Connecting Point.