Mission & Values
Bootstrap Compost - A Sustainable and Social Enterprise for People, Planet, and Profit
For the founders of Bootstrap Compost, operating the company as a social enterprise — that is, an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in financial, social and environmental well-being — has always came as naturally as the compost we make. Maximizing social impact alongside profits has and remains a guiding force at Team Bootstrap.
Revenue and Expenses
Here at Bootstrap, taking care of our community, employees, and our profitability in a sustainable manner is at the core of our company. After years of practice and implementation, our pricing reflects exactly that. So, what makes Bootstrap more than a food waste hauler?
Through our service, we help keep food waste out of landfills, thereby creating a safe and nutrient-rich soil amendment through composting, a practice that also helps keep harmful GHGs like methane out of the atmosphere. Compost is then returned to our subscribers or donated to local school and community gardening projects, growing a base of urban gardeners across the city.
As a social enterprise, we donate our time, money and energy toward supporting other social enterprises. We give service discounts to schools, nonprofits and startups. We extend price breaks on or offer free event services to community events. Outside of service and compost donations, we have contributed financially to the ACLU, WBUR, and the Hyde Square Task Force, among others. Finally, our partnership with Malden-based nonprofit Triangle, Inc. has been thriving for over two years; through Triangle, we’ve been able to put people with disabilities to work in our warehouse three days a week, giving them an income and a meaningful role at Bootstrap.