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What is it?

Empire Zero offers a residential food scrap recycling program for the Greater Capital Region. We pick up scraps from your home, apartment, or office and bring it to local facilities to be turned into compost, a beneficial soil amendment for your community. Our mission is to demonstrate that composting with Empire Zero is easy, simple, clean, and fun!

Click here to sign up online through our secure system.

How does it work?

We provide you with five-gallon buckets with screw on lids and liners that will be emptied weekly into our community composting truck. You place the buckets curbside the night before and we provide new liners during each pick up and even deliver finished compost to you in the spring!

Still have questions or concerns? Visit our new FAQ page here!

How do I pay?

Our system features our easy prepay option for a month of service!

Setting up your Empire Zero account during sign up enables you to keep track of your balance, check current program status, and more!

We accept all major credit cards, personal checks, and PayPal. If you are an existing member and want to make a payment on your account, please click here.

Please send an email to if you are having payment issues.