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About Us

Composting with a purpose!


Composting with a purpose

Grounds For A Peel Composting Inc. was founded by Glenda Alvarado-Ostrow in her backyard with support from her husband and family. She has always been passionate about the environment and what she could do to have an impact in the world. As a resident in Wantagh, NY she saw the need to do something. This led her to start a composting company which would take food scraps and turn it into compost. Her goal is to close the loop on food waste.

As a former resident in New York City she collected electronics from her residents in her building and hauled them away downtown to e-recycling events. She also started composting in her small kitchen in New York City and used the compost for local flower beds. Seeing the lack of composting options in Nassau County she decided that someone had to help deflect of food waste going to landfills.

Would you like to learn more?? Contact us today either by sending an email, calling or message us on Facebook to learn more about her vision and how you can help our environment.

Owner of Grounds For A Peel Composting, Inc.


How much you throw away

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Loss Project, we throw away more than 25 percent of food—some 25.9 million tons a year
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 20 percent of what goes into municipal landfills is food. Food waste tipped the scale at 35 million tons in 2012
Composting can reduce emissions by 2.3 billion tons over the next 30 years.
Roughly 20% of all food put on the plates of Americans is trashed every year, or enough to feed 2 billion extra people annually.