William Slavinsky

Hi, I'm William, founder of Northshore Composting. I started this company in the summer of 2020 to give people an easier way to compost. Here's some context to how this happened.

In the second half of my junior year in high school, only weeks before the pandemic hit, I attended a fair focused on sustainability in my community. I learned about commercial composting and services to sign up. Once I learned about the prices I was astonished. Even as a passionate I am about reducing my carbon footprint, it was too much. After doing some research I developed a plan to pickup compost from my neighborhood for only $5.

Low cost is a major factor in my business. To get more people to compost, a fair price is essential. With climate change one of the top problems of our century, reforming the way we handle trash in business and our homes is inevitable and we must do it now.

What is Commercial Composting?

Commercial or industrial composting is large-scale composting which is designed to handle a very high volume of organic waste, as opposed to private or home composting, which handles organic waste from one household or facility. Commercial Composting can also handle products that you wouldn't be able to in your backyard. Items that say they are BPI Compostable mean they are commercially compostable. BPI Compostable cutlery, cups, napkins, and other plant based products can all be commercially composted but not in your yard.

Compost in commercial facilities is well taken care of and if well managed does not produce odor. Large machines turn over compost to allow oxygen to reach every part. Oxygen makes sure aerobic decomposition is taking place opposed to anaerobic which releases methane (The kind that occurs in landfills).