Compost Route Collections


New Earth Farm

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John Cline

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1201 Monroe
Saint Louis, MO
United States

Want to get to know Saint Louis well while helping the city become a bit more green?

This is contract work paying $20/hour. Needing help Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday. Must have own vehicle able to hold about 60 buckets (4 gallon size). A van or truck works well. Must be independently motivated and willing to drive around for 4+ hours on own during route. Work will include dumping and cleaning buckets as well.

Must have valid drivers license, be able to lift 30lbs regularly.





8-24 hours/week 

Start date: Immediately 

We are looking for a contract worker excited about composting and sustainability! New Earth Farm/CompostSTL is part of the fast growing community composting movement that is spreading across the country. We offer residential and commercial composting services and maintain a small, experimental urban farm. We are in a learning/growing phase and looking for like-minded folks to help us grow a greener St. Louis!

 Job Description: New Earth Farm/CompostSTL is looking to add a contract worker that will have two primary responsibilities: 

1. Material Collection: Collection of residential organic material from households in the Saint Louis metro area. 

2. Operations: Emptying residential buckets into larger bins for composting and cleaning residential buckets. 


 ● Collect organic waste from residents throughout the Saint Louis metro area. Deliver coffee, biobags, finished compost, and other items ordered by subscribers. 

● Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs safely 

● Record detailed collections data using an internal app 

● Complete your collection route by 4pm each day. The compost collection route can take 5-6 hours to complete up to 60 stops 

● Stay on top of inventory related to bins, bags, and other collection related items. 

● Immediately alert supervisor of any problems with collection or processing that have the potential of harming/delaying daily operations 

● Relay comments, kudos, and criticism from subscribers 

● Leave workspace clean and tidy before ending for the day 

Potential Growth into other Responsibilities:

 ● Event/Education outreach 

● Commercial account relationships and networking 

● Social media

 ● Gardening/farm responsibilities 

● Physically processing/screening small batch compost 

About You 

● Must have clean driving record 

● Must have own vehicle able to hold 60 buckets, must be van, truck, or large SUV 

● Must use internal app for pickups and deliveries and additional communication app

 ● Willing and able to work outside in all of elements…rain, snow, cold, etc. 

● Friendly and polite when interacting with subscribers 

● Detail oriented, good problem solver, can work independently, good communicator Job comes with free household compost subscription

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