We are a triple bottom line business focused on improving our communities and environment through a sustainable financial model. We exist to solve the massive problem of organic waste management. We are committed to equitable hiring practices and fair wages — the lowest starting salary for employees at Carbon Compost is $15 / hour. The money you spend on our services supports our mission to reduce toxic gas emissions & improve the quality of our soils. Our services are priced at half the rate of most other compost haulers in an effort to make composting widespread and accessible in Pittsburgh.
Louis got tired of throwing food scraps in the trash & decided to take action. He started Carbon Compost as a social impact organization to improve the environment while enriching the lives of the Pittsburgh community & his fellow teammates. He is passionate about the role that business can play in making a more sustainable & equitable world.
As a lifelong Pittsburgh native, Thom is incredibly excited to join Carbon Compost! He brings over a decade of expertise in culinary sustainability, wearing every hat from pastry cook to restaurant and food truck owner. When he’s not turning compost piles, he is probably cooking with his two amazing kids, fermenting cider, camping, messing around with vintage synthesizers, or tending his garden and beehive.
Ashley has always had a strong passion and desire to spread knowledge and love for the outdoors and with that sustainability! Naturally, composting has become a major topic in her life and has immensely added to her own PGH experience. When she’s not hauling compost you can find her birding and foraying in Frick Park as well as creating and growing her own garden and mycology lab for mushroom cultivation and mycoremediation.