The Compost Fairy – Keeping Good Dirt from Going Bad

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  • The average US household creates 1,600 lbs of compostable material per year - nearly 40% of total waste.
  • The Compost Fairy has diverted over 3 million pounds of materials from the landfill since the organization started.

“Compost” in Latin means to bring together. Bringing together, whether it be food and yard waste or the community itself, is exactly what nonprofit, The Compost Fairy, is doing to create nutrient rich soil and a more sustainable Memphis.

Through their business and residential curbside pick up or drop off options The Compost Fairy has made decreasing your carbon footprint easier than ever. Find out more about how you can get involved at

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