ABOUT US

We are two guys, a girl, and a bucket – saving the world.

We are passionate about reducing waste in the landfills, supporting healthy soil regeneration and organically grown food.

Melissa Pringle

It all started with an idea (and a Google search).

As many cool ideas are, Compost Carpool was born out of a need (and laziness). I wanted to start incorporating more sustainability measures into my lifestyle, so I took to Google to see how I could get started.

“Easiest ways to reduce carbon footprint.”

One of the first results was food. Eat less meat. Choose local & organic. Reduce food waste. Compost! I thought composting was an easy first step into a more sustainable lifestyle, but as I was living in a gardenless townhouse with no room for a composter at the time, I wasn’t sure what I would do with all of the compost material I collected. I thought, “Man, I wouldn’t mind collecting it if only someone would just pick it up and do something good with it.” In other words, I needed someone to do my dirty work.

Two years in, and the journey has been interesting.

I’ve learned so much about the environment. The impacts of chemical farming, GMOs, the meat industry, the rise in chronic disease and how the food industry has a major impact on the overall population. Most importantly, I have learned that we can change things. I’ve learned that nature and our bodies were created to heal and regenerate. I believe that we are supposed to be taking better care of the earth we’ve been given. I’m so much more passionate and aware now – and it all started from one simple idea. Composting.

That’s why I do this.

My favorite Psalm is 115:16 (NIV) The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind. That’s why I do this.

John Pringle

Who is going to do this?

I can honestly say that despite loving nature and the outdoors, I had never really embraced the idea of going green. Not that I didn’t toss a bottle into a recycling bin every once in a while. I did. And I falsely believed I was doing my part and making a difference. About two years ago, my wife came to me with the idea of starting a small business. A small composting business. I listened to her, laughed, and thought, “How are we going to make money with this? Who is going to do this?” It sounded like a joke to me. However, I quickly realized how passionate she was and, reluctantly at first, got on board with the idea.

Suddenly it didn’t seem so crazy to me.

Over the next year and a half, I started learning more and more, and suddenly, it didn’t sound so crazy to me. Instead, I felt inspired to be better, to talk about it with people, and to try to change minds in the same way my own mind had been changed.

I am so proud to be a part of this movement.

What amazes me most is the realization of just how big a difference we can make – even with only a few people. Even more amazing is what we can do when a lot of people choose to compost. Together, we can truly make a difference for our local farmers, our planet as a whole, and everything in between. It really is amazing how composting has been the gateway drug into sustainability. I take steps, even small ones, to be intentionally better in this regard. I see plastic everywhere. I have stopped eating meat. I believe that being wasteful has become easy. It’s careless and thoughtless, but something we can change. My motto is now that we know better, we can do better.

Grant Podsednik

I am more mindful than ever.

Melissa’s passion for our planet is infectious, so when she said, “Let’s start a composting company,” I was all-in. I am more mindful than ever that our planet needs help — now.

From choice to mindset.

My family has been recycling for decades, and I thought I was doing enough by just recycling plastic, aluminum, glass, paper, etc. Boy, was I wrong. Composting kitchen and yard waste simply takes it one very-necessary step further.

Love your guts!

An ongoing battle with Crohn’s disease has made me acutely aware of the fact that health — both good and bad, begins in the soil and manifests in the gut, so don’t hate your guts. Love your guts! Choosing healthy foods is crucial to maintaining good gut health, and good gut health is fundamental to good health overall. I’ve learned what’s necessary to produce and sustain these healthy foods, and it all begins with healthy, organic soil; created, in part, by compost.

Organizations We Support

$1 of your monthly subscription automatically goes to your choice of three organizations that align with our mission.

A coalition of farmers, educators, doctors, scientists, and business leaders aiming to expose the human and environmental impacts of chemical farming and offer a path forward through regenerative agricultural practices.

Texas Campaign for the Environment is a grassroots advocacy 501 Non-profit organization that works on health and environmental issues in the state of Texas in the United States.

We are a coalition of citizens, organizations, government and business leaders concerned for the health of our community. We work to bring together all parts of the local food system to find solutions to current food issues at the local level.

Farm Partners

Your food waste goes to service Fields of Green Farm and Bridgewood Church of Christ.

We would love to support more farms.  If you’re interested in receiving food waste please contact us.