First and foremost, we want to say thank you! so much for your ongoing support and enthusiasm for composting with ScrapDogs. After over three years of fetching food scraps here in the midcoast, we can say with complete confidence that this scrappy project wouldn't be possible without folks like you who are committed to reducing food waste!
We wanted to let you know that as of Saturday, November 20th, we will be raising some of our subscription prices for composting services:
Weekly Pickups will be raised to $30.00/every 4 weeks (+ tax)
Bi-Weekly Pickups will be raised to $20.00/every 4 weeks (+ tax)
Monthly Pickups will remain at $10.00/every 4 weeks (+ tax)
Drop-Offs will be raised to $12.00/every 4 weeks (+ tax)
Party Buckets and additional buckets will remain at $1.00 per (+ tax)
Why Raise Prices?
The decision to hike prices is not an easy one for us to make: we want to make composting as accessible and widespread as possible. That said, we believe these changes will help us build a more resilient, responsive, and effective operation.
With a rapidly growing customer base (we've grown by close to 50% since the beginning of 2021!), there are a few new and expanding costs for the business: rising fuel prices, increased vehicle wear and tear, expanded labor hours, and new customer needs are top of the list.
With this increase, we hope to be able to expand our team and enhance our fleet. We plan to dedicate more time and resources to improving existing services and exploring new opportunities for the future. And we want to make sure that we're creating a sustainable lifestyle for ourselves, a reliable service for our community, and a lasting impact on our ecosystem.
Worth to Composters
We've heard from all of you that there are countless reasons to compost with ScrapDogs: diverting food waste from landfills and incinerators; building up local soils for farming and gardening; reducing your carbon footprint; easing the weight and odor of your trash bags; supporting a small, local business; or even saving a few dollars at the transfer station.
And a ScrapDogs subscription isn't just a way to divert your food scraps. Nearly 100 yards of finished compost have been returned to our customers via bucket or dump truck in 2021. With our new online portal, you can see your upcoming service dates, measure your impact, order compost on-demand, and even shop for extra swag and locally-sourced goodies!
We hope that your experience with ScrapDogs has been one of ease, learning, and connection - to your own relationship with food, to your local food or waste system, or even to the two of us! We're working to provide a service that's simple, reliable, and effective, even as it remains a gritty, down-to-earth operation (puns intended).
As always, please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts. You can reach us at 207-97-SCRAP or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With much love and gratitude, Tessa + Davis