project leader
Sanne R
2298 Young Avenue
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the project

The Compost Fairy helps Memphis residents find a better way to use their kitchen scraps and reduce their ecological footprint by offering an easy, accessible way to divert compostable waste from the landfill. Kitchen compost is collected in small buckets or containers throughout the week, and can be dropped off between 9am and 1pm at our drop-off location at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market. The Compost Fairy is also dedicated to teach those new to composting about the best way to get started, and advise more experienced composters about starting and maintaining their own kitchen composting system. 

the steps

- 6 Month Collection Try Out (complete)
- Online Auction to raise at least $300 (complete)
- ioby Campaign to raise the remaining amount up to $1500
- Purchase utility trailer
- Expand compost collection

why we're doing it

We want to educate Memphis residents on the importance of diverting compostable waste from the landfill; kitchen scraps make up about 25% of our trash and can't properly decompose when sealed in trashbags on landfills. Instead, it produces harmful toxins that contaminate earth and water. Kitchen composting is an easy and effective way to reduce your ecological footprint and required little effort, money, or space. Composted egg shells, fruit and veggie scraps, coffee grounds and filters, leaves and garden waste turns into valuable organic fertilizer that can be used for gardens, flower beds, and lawns.


DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 1/31/17):

RAISED = $1,340.00
ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
Payment Processing Fee (3%) $38.01

We will use the extra funds towards a bike utility trailer so we can collect compost by bike from the curbside. If we have any leftover funds after purchasing a utility trailer and bike trailer, we will use the remainder of the money for promotional/signage 



$1,500: Utility Trailer

Raised to date: $305

SUBTOTAL left to raise = $1,195
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $36
TOTAL TO RAISE on ioby = $1,266



Thank You!


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