Elmwood Aksarben Neighborhood  

COMPOST CLUB

 

A note from your neighborhood organizer Brian Tipton …

Because the City of Omaha isn’t composting our yard waste, the Elmwood Aksarben neighborhood is taking collective action by partnering with the area’s only commercial composting company, Hillside Solutions. We’re 1 of 2 neighborhood’s testing out a pilot program that Hillside hopes to scale to other communities later this fall. So by participating, you’re leading the charge for sustainability in Omaha! 

Can you describe this program in a (compostable) nutshell?

For a small monthly fee, you & participating neighbors are assigned a drop-off location. There you’ll find green 64-gallon totes. You’ll open the lid, place your items inside (no plastic bags), and then close the lid shut.

Hillside will empty & sanitize the totes every week, then process your waste into nutrient-dense soil at their Ashland farm. Then every 6 months, you get some of the soil back! 

We negotiated special pilot pricing, so Hillside’s offering a 40% discount off their normal Compost Club membership of $8.99/month, making our fee $5.39/month for the first 35 people that sign up! After the first 35 members, it will be $8.99/month for the rest. 

What’s compostable?

At Hillside’s commercial facility — anything that nature created like meat, dairy, bones; paper towels & 7 PLA/BPI certified service-ware; coffee grounds/filters — even pet waste (inside compostable bags)! 

Info on storing & transporting your materials from home, plus a full list of compostable items on the Member’s Page.

Due to space limitations, no yard waste

Sweet, but what about my yard waste?

Extra amazing member amenity: You can self-haul an unlimited amount of yard waste to Hillside/Soil Dynamics’ Downtown Yard at 1725 Ave G, Omaha, NE 68110, which is the same place where you’ll pick up your soil.

How do I sign up?

  1. Go to www.hillside.solutions/residential. Click Customer Type, choose Residential, hit Subscribe

  2. Follow account & payment prompts. Apply “ELMWOODPILOT” in Discount Code section. 

  3. Forward confirmation email to brian@whoodhomegoods.com to get tote location & combo code. 

The monthly fee will automatically deduct from your credit card on the same day each month. You can cancel anytime by logging into your account at hillside.solutions/account.

Can I host a tote at my house?

Once existing drop-off points are full, we’ll be granting requests for others to host. To be eligible, you must have a space that is accessible 24/7, room for 2 or more totes, and live in the Elmwood Aksarben neighborhood. The more totes you can host, the more eligible you become. If interested, contact Brian. 

More details, check the Members Page.

Other questions? Contact your neighborhood organizer Brian Tipton, who’s volunteered to coordinate everyone: 308.389.9469‬, brian@whoodhomegoods.com