Blue Earth Compost (BEC) participated in our 2017 Impact Accelerator cohort, and since then reSET has watched them establish and grow, developing a loyal customer base in Connecticut and are now poised to build a larger service area and expand their offerings. BEC is ahead of the paradigm shift that is necessary to address climate change and the major climate impacts created by food waste, and reduce the production of methane gas by food in our waste streams. More municipalities are concerned about rising trash hauling fees and reduced landfill and incinerator space, and BEC is positioned to be a leader in helping to address these concerns through their easy-to-use compost system.
Blue Earth Compost’s curbside pickup service mitigates the friction that can be created by adding another trash solution to customers’ daily lives, and enables composting for urban, suburban, corporate and institutional clients. We at reSET are a corporate customer ourselves, and we find that BEC is responsive with excellent customer service, the price is right, and they’ve studied and addressed the pain points that would limit customer adoption. They have built strategic alignments with municipalities locally and their expansion plan is a logical next step. They will be vertically integrating their business so they can have more control of their market and create soil products with a larger reach. We’re excited to see their growth plans that turn a cost (tip fees) into a revenue source from new soil products.
At reSET, we believe in business as a force for good and are impressed with the systematic approach that BEC has taken to measuring and articulating impact, and they’ve committed to this aspect of their business by registering as a Certified B Corp. In addition, BEC’s workforce development policies combined with their business model that addresses inherent climate impacts demonstrates that they are thinking about sustainability to the core.