ADRIAN SANTIAGO

ADRIAN HAS OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE OPERATING HEAVY TRUCKS IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT.  HE MOVES YOUR COMPOSTABLES WITH A SMILE!

STAY UP TO DATE


COMPOST CRUISER

WELCOME ABOARD THE TRUCK THAT HAULS                             OVER 7,000 LBS OF MATERIAL A TRIP. 

A LEAN, GREEN, COMPOSTING MACHINE!


"WHEN I WAS YOUNG RECYCLING WAS A NEW EFFORT THAT I EMBRACED WITH ENTHUSIASM. I WOULD TRAVEL FROM CHICAGO TO MY PARENT'S HOUSE IN THE SUBURBS SO THAT I COULD RECYCLE MY CANS AND BOTTLES. COMPOSTING IS NOW THE NEW RECYCLING EFFORT THAT NEEDS OUR SUPPORT. SO FORTUNATE TO BE ABLE TO HELP WITH THIS MOVEMENT, ALL WHILE PARTNERING WITH SOME OF THE MOST PASSIONATE AND DRIVEN COMPOSTERS' IN WISCONSIN."

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

COMPOST CRUSADER & THEIR PARTNERS ARE ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN WORKING TOWARDS ACHIEVING MILWAUKEE'S 2020 LANDFILL DIVERSION GOAL.


TORTY THE COMPOST TRUCK

THE TRUCK THAT STARTED IT ALL FOR US!  SHE WAS A LITTLE TOO SLOW SO WE UPGRADED TO THE "COMPOST CRUISER" BELOW


BRUNO THE COMPOST BEAGLE

THIS DOG JUST LOVES HIS TRUCK RIDES AND HIS COMPOST! YOU WILL OFTEN TIMES SEE HIM HANGING OUT THE PASSENGER SEAT WITH COMPOST DROOL...

ADAM BOWSER

ADAM ASSISTS IN RESEARCH AND TECH NEEDS FOR COMPOST CRUSADER. PREVIOUSLY A RESEARCH/TECHNOLOGY LIBRARIAN (BSIR & MLIS) FOR 10+ YEARS...



2009 -  FOUNDER OF VOLUNTEER RUN NON PROFIT KOMPOST KIDS INC

2013 -  RECEIVED US COMPOSTING COUNCIL H. CLARK GREGORY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE COMPOSTING INDUSTRY THROUGH GRASSROOTS EFFORT

2014 -    CREATED COMPOST CRUSADER TO SERVICE THE EVER GROWING NEED OF A SUSTAINABLE ORGANICS DIVERSION PROGRAM.  STARTED PICK-UPS IN JUNE 2014 AND DIVERTED 130,267 LBS FOR 2014 WITH JUST 15 CUSTOMERS

2015 -  CREATED 1ST CAFETERIA COMPOSTING PILOT WITHIN MPS. NOW WORKING WITH CORPORATIONS, OFFICE SETTINGS, FUNDRAISERS, AND INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSE SETTINGS.


founder

Dedication

to Diversion

mission and vision

TO DIVERT 50%-70% OF AN ORGANIZATION'S "WASTE" STREAM BY CREATING A DESIGNATED ORGANICS DIVERSION CHANNEL.

MATT SCANNELLA
OWNER OF RIMCO IN WALKERS POINT, MATT IS THE MASTERMIND

OF FABRICATION ON TORTY AND THE COMPOST RECEPTACLES. MY

WELDING HERO...

 

 

THe team

dumpster to dirt

FOR EVERY 20,000 LBS OF RAW MATERIAL DIVERTED, COMPOST CRUSADER WILL DONATE 1 YARD OF COMPOST TO THE COMMUNITY.