Office Composting Program | Kitchener-Waterloo

Offices don't typically have access to a formal composting program, meaning all waste is put into the garbage and sent to the landfill. As a result, Kitchener Clean has developed and now proudly offers an "Office Compost Program" to businesses in the Waterloo Region. Read on to learn more about the program, and contact us today to get started. Don’t just have a green bin at home - set up a green bin at work too!

Office Composting Program | Kitchener-Waterloo

Why invest in an office composting program?

In today’s world, businesses need to not only be financially sustainable, but environmentally and socially sustainable as well. From its inception, Kitchener Clean has been an environmentally friendly office care company. It’s what we do; what we’re passionate about.

While cleaning for our clients, we noticed a large volume of organic waste generated in offices and discarded into the garbage. One Kitchener Clean client with staff of only 20-25 generated over 600 pounds of organic waste in just one year! That’s a lot of waste that does not need to end up in a landfill. That is why this program has been initiated.

Consider this tidbit from the Washington Post:

“It turns out reducing food waste is one of the most important things we can do to reverse global warming. Project Drawdown’s team of researchers ranked solutions to global warming; to our surprise, we discovered that cutting down on food waste could have nearly the same impact on reducing emissions over the next three decades as onshore wind turbines. More than 70 billion tons of greenhouse gases could be prevented from being released into the atmosphere. It represents one of the greatest possibilities for individuals, companies and communities to contribute to reversing global warming and at the same time feed more people, increase economic benefits and preserve threatened ecosystems.”

The office compost program will save your business in regards to waste removal, and can be combined with a weekly Office Care and Cleaning service for even greater savings. Not only that, but employees will feel better about doing their part to help the environment and feel pride in knowing they work for a company that cares.


The office compost program will save your business in regards to waste removal.

How it works

After signing up for the office composting program, you will receive an Organic Waste bin to collect all your organic waste and compostable materials. All the same items that you would Green Bin at home can be put in the Organic Waste bin in the office. This includes:

  • Food scraps

  • Coffee grinds

  • Tea bags

  • Paper towels

  • Tissues

These compostable items will be picked up weekly by an Office Care Technician, and replaced by a fresh clean Organic Waste bin.  

The organic material collected enters the compost stream in one of four ways; donated to local neighbourhood garden compost piles; sent to the Region’s Compost facility or used at Kitchener Clean’s Worm Farm where it becomes worm castings (a high grade fertilizer). 

As an added bonus, clients can receive a portion of the worm castings generated to be used by any garden enthusiasts on staff.

Add it all up, and the environmental benefits, increased employee morale, reduced office carbon footprint, and opportunity to give back to the community results in an office composting program that benefits many.

To get started, simply contact Kitchener Clean today for a free quote.


The organic material collected enters the compost stream in one of three ways

Trust Kitchener Clean With Your Office Composting Program!

Kitchener Clean is a locally owned and operated family business, so we treat our customers like we would treat our own family - with respect. We value integrity, consistency, and thoroughness with all of our clients.

Our reputation is important to us, so we guarantee all of our services. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will return within 24 hours to address your concern at no additional cost.

We even guarantee our response time. If we haven’t responded to any client communication within 24 hours of receiving it, we will offer you a free week of Office Care. That is how strongly we feel about the importance of communication and customer satisfaction. We will always stand behind our work. We guarantee it.

“We are currently using the compost program and they have been great as our company has grown and our usage increased. Very friendly and terrific service!” - Julie Gillespie

Read more customer reviews here!

From its inception, Kitchener Clean has been an environmentally friendly office care company, and we also use non-toxic cleaning methods to keep you, your staff, and your clients breathing cleaner!

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