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“Farmer Pirates has offered a seamless and straightforward solution to keeping compost-able waste out of our local landfill. It's amazing to see how much compost a small family generates!"

Joy & Billy - Amherst, NY

Why Compost?

Did you know that most of what you throw away is not in fact garbage, but a highly reusable resource? Composting keeps those organic materials in production, keeps them out of landfills and instead uses them to revitalize and fertilize soil, all while creating a cleaner healthier community!

How it Works

After you sign up we’ll deliver your official green 5- gallon compost bucket and compostable liner. Over 2 weeks you fill it with your organic waste (for info on what to compost click HERE). On your designated day leave the bucket out for us. The Compost Crew empties it and leaves a fresh, clean liner. You then rinse your bucket and repeat! It’s that simple.

Areas We Serve

Buffalo, Kenmore, Tonawanda, Amherst, Williamsville, Lancaster, Cheektowaga, Depew & Village of East Aurora

Don't see you neighborhood listed? Check out our Neighborhood Drop Off Program

Where it Goes

The Farmer Pirates operate a compost site on Buffalo’s East Side. We have a team of people who manage and maintain the compost piles by mixing your food waste with different local carbon sources to create rich “finished” compost to be used on local urban farms and gardens.

What's In it for you?

Cleaner air. Less waste. A smaller carbon footprint. A greener home. A stronger community. Incredibly healthy soil.

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Residential Composting

The average American family produces close to 300 pounds of organic material every year that could have been COMPOSTED! Instead of sending it to a landfill, let us turn your trash into treasure!

Choose Your Service

Due to the launch of the City of Buffalo's new Food Scrap Recycling Program "Scrap It! Curbside" we are suspending new memberships for Buffalo residents. To get enrolled in the new city program click HERE

*Please note, free compost is available each Spring and you must be a member for 3 months before you are eligible to receive your giveback.

1 Bucket Service
$17.50 Monthly

  • (1) 5 Gallon Bucket

  • Bi-Weekly Pickups

  • "What to Compost" magnet

  • Betterbin App

  • Customer Portal

  • Unlimited Referral Credits

  • Free Compost for your garden

  • Less Waste!

2 Bucket Service
$23 Monthly

  • (2) 5 Gallon Buckets

  • Bi-Weekly Pickups

  • "What to Compost" magnet

  • Betterbin App

  • Customer Portal

  • Unlimited Referral Credits

  • Free Compost for your garden

  • Even Less Waste!

Yearly Service
$190

  • (1) 5 Gallon Bucket

  • A  savings of $20

  • 26 Bi-Weekly Pickups

  • "What to Compost" magnet

  • Betterbin App

  • Customer Portal

  • Unlimited Referral Credits

  • Free Compost for your garden

  • Less Waste!

Yearly Service Plus
$250

  • (2) 5 Gallon Buckets

  • A savings of $26

  • 26 Bi-Weekly Pickups

  • "What to Compost" magnet

  • Betterbin App

  • Customer Portal

  • Unlimited Referral Credits

  • Free Compost for your garden

  • Loads Less Waste!

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