Founder of Perennial City, Registered Dietitian, and passionate gardener. She earned her Master's in Nutrition & Dietetics from Saint Louis University and considers herself a budding "soil dietitian." She is forever learning more about the fascinating microcosm that is the ground we walk on. Beth's vision is for Perennial City to be a catalyst for increased hyper local food production in the city of St. Louis and to cause people to rethink what we throw away.
Perennial City co-founder, founder of Food Pedaler, and (most importantly) St. Louis's number one fan. Completion of a Permaculture Design Certification course with special folks in Old North changed his life. He dreams of the thousands of abandoned acres in North St. Louis being transformed into farms and food forests, adorned with homes built by the people who live in them. He wants to see our city self-sustaining, a beacon for urban agriculture professionals from all over.
"Perennial is an extremely friendly organization doing AMAZING work for the STL community. They are always super prompt with customer service and helpful text reminders to set out your compost on your stoop. The subscription amount feels truly minimal in the broader context of the amazing service that this team is doing for the earth and for our community. Our would-be garbage turned into community farms?! Magic. Thanks guys."
"Great experience! I was looking for an option to start composting and stumbled upon the website. Beth responded very quickly to all my queries and made composting so easy!! Truly amazing service! We were provided with a nice magnet as a reminder on what we could compost and they provide us a fresh bucket every week with coffee chaff to control the odors if needed. Feel Greatful that I can do a little bit to help the planet and keep the good stuff out of landfill."
"Love this service! Such a small price to pay for a healthier planet. Plus, they always answer questions quickly and seem very friendly. If you're in a neighborhood they service, I highly recommend them!"
"I could not have asked for a better experience! Perennial City makes composting so incredibly easy with clear and simple instructions and the convenience of picking it up at your door. I thought composting would be very difficult living in an apartment, but it has been the exact opposite thanks to Perennial City."
Love Perennial City! We live in an apartment and it is so easy to compost. We just leave the bin out by the front door of the apartment every Friday morning and they leave us with a fresh one to use for the week ahead. It's amazing all the items that we were throwing in the trash that can be composted, not just fruits and vegetables, but also cardboard and paper. Plus, it feels good that we are helping make soil for use in the city of St. Louis and keeping it out of landfills. Our experience is great and I would definitely recommend this service to others!
Please leave greasy food scraps, fats, oils, liquids, waxed paper, and pet waste out of your bucket.
Any inorganic materials or products containing inorganic material are not compostable.
Most definitely! We'll work together to determine the best spot to set out your scraps. When subscribing, leave a thorough description where we ask about pick up location.
We'll drop a bucket off the first Tuesday following your sign up.
Your subscription will be set to start this Tuesday, as well.
Yeah, it's kind of confusing. We had to google it, and apparently it can go either way. In our case, it means we're picking up every other week. This is ideal for households of two or less.
Our buckets are 4 gallon capacity, square-shaped for space efficiency. They conveniently fit under your sink or in most cabinets.
Dimensions: 9.5"W x 12.5"H.
Paper towels and napkins with food remnants, dirt or water are perfectly good to go in your bucket! Please do not include paper towels or napkins with any sort of cleaner on them.
We currently make pickups on Tuesday and Friday, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. We'll send you a helpful text the night before!
For the best experience possible, we have a specific service area. If you aren't in one of our neighborhoods, and want to be a part of what we're doing, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk about a drop-off option.
We turn your scraps into amazing compost right here in St Louis's West End neighborhood! You are helping to build urban farms and the local food web with what would otherwise have been waste!
Sure thing! Team members have the option to receive a compost giveback once yearly. It takes about 6 months to get it perfect, so that is how long we ask members to be with us before receiving their first compost giveback.
You will be requested to pay a bucket replacement fee of $15.
Let's chat! You guessed it: Send us an email.