top of page

Our Mission

NOPE Compost Co. is on a mission to reduce waste & increase the health of Virginia soils.  

When leftover food and organic materials are sent to landfills, this results in the release of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.








NOPE works with companies, restaurants, and schools to collect and divert the food scraps and organic material produced by these organizations. NOPE provides a solution to prevent environmental harm, and instead increase local environmental health!




NOPE Compost Co. views uneaten food as a resource, rather than waste. This organic material our team collects is taken to a commercial composting site where it is combined with leaves, brush, and woody material to create nutrient-rich compost. Creating compost from the organic materials we collect allows the nutrient rich compost to be added back into Virginia soils to better support our local ecosystems. 


Our team feels called to make a positive impact on the environment, by providing our community with a powerful and lasting solution to the ever growing problem of food waste, greenhouse gas emissions, and shrinking landfill capacity. We strive to provide Virginia residents with the awareness and ability to take part in composting as a waste reduction solution. This solution lessens the harmful environmental impact of food waste, and allows Virginia’s ecosystems to flourish. 






NOPE is determined to make composting a well understood and established practice in Central and Eastern Virginia. We believe that composting is one of the most effective and impactful methods of waste reduction, allowing food “waste” to be repurposed by adding those nutrients back into our local soil through compost.    

Compost 2.jpg
School Presentation.jpg

Composting Makes an Impact!


pounds of food our partners composted in 2023.


The emissions from a car driven 4,198,400 miles have been saved by composting rather than landfilling these food scraps.


The emissions from composting this material is equivalent to the energy saved from switching 63,240 incandescent lamps to LEDs.

bottom of page