DSI Welcoming New Faculty: Spring 2022

by Kyle Calian and Amer Jandali

“A bike-operated compost pickup service that enables those living in urban areas to divert their organic waste from the landfill.”

Thesis Paper: (PDF)


In urban areas like New York City, it is incredibly easy to make trash every time you eat. But uneaten food isn’t trash. Until people moved into cities, food used to decompose in the ground becoming more food – over and over again. Now we send it to landfills, discarding those nutrients forever. Compostal, enables urbanites to easily send their food waste to a community garden, where it will be converted to soil and used to grow city trees, vegetables and flowers.

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