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Compost Crusader turns food waste into useful commodity


Melissa Tashjian is passionate about getting people in the habit of composting food waste – so passionate she launched Compost Crusader from her Bay View home in 2014 to collect and compost food scraps and yard waste.

Four years later, Compost Crusader has grown from five customers to 600 residential customers and 130 commercial clients. Recently, Compost Crusader was one of three state companies chosen for the American Small Business Championship.

Tashjian also helps educate students about composting and moving beyond society’s throwaway mentality.

“We’re creating a culture around sustainability that empowers people to divert organic materials from landfills,” Tashjian said.

Rebecca Konya

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