Bootstrap Compost is Greater Boston’s only year-round residential and commercial food scrap pickup service. We use vehicles, bicycle trailers, the T and hand trucks to collect and transport kitchen scraps from houses, apartments, dorms, co-ops, condos, cafes, offices and restaurants. Additionally, we arrange to collect scraps from one-off events. Watch this video to learn more.

About us: Partnering with local farms, Bootstrap diverts hundreds of pounds of organic material from landfills every week. As a result, we are harnessing the potential of organic refuse to redefine and empower a local food community. Our farms benefit from our compost in the production of crops while each Bootstrap subscriber receives a portion of cured compost for their own gardening projects. We consider it thoughtful, sustainable, and community-engineered composting.

Company values: Ultimately, the Bootstrap Compost philosophy is simple: To give local residents a means to harness the power of organic scraps; to give back to the community what Bootstrap borrows from the community; to have fun; to enjoy work.

What we need: We are looking for a sustainability-minded individual to help with kitchen scrap bucket pickups and compost delivery for our 300+ subscribers in the Greater Boston area. This individual will receive a manifest of their day’s scheduled bucket pickups and dropoffs and will have to plan and organize their driving route in accordance. In addition, this individual will help with cleaning and sanitizing buckets, sifting cured compost, attending events and performing other tasks as they arise.

Job requirements:

-A vehicle and driver’s insurance
-A perfect driving record
-Ability to work on Saturdays
-Familiarity with the streets of Boston
-Organizational and mapping skills
-A passion for sustainable and start-up businesses
-An autonomous self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
-An enthusiasm for greening the Boston community by providing a composting service
-A professional manner with an emphasis on punctuality, discipline and patience
-An ability and desire to clearly communicate Bootstrap Compost’s mission and values

Bootstrap was founded in January 2011 to help Boston put it’s kitchen scraps to good use. It has quickly expanded to a businesses serving 300+ clients. This is not your average job delivering pizza for Godfather’s or stocking VHS tapes at Blockbuster. At Bootstrap Compost, an employee’s hard work, enthusiasm and creativity is rewarded with further professional opportunities as the business continues to grow. We are especially looking for team members who bring in fresh ideas and go above and beyond to help our company and the world of composting expand and succeed!


Please contact us at if you are interested and send a resume and cover letter outlining your top five reasons for why you are interested in composting and joining the Bootstrap Compost team. If we like what we see, we will contact you to set up a time to meet and discuss your hourly rate and availability.

Note: Please do not email with follow-up inquiries as we will contact you if we are interested.