Atlas Organics in the News

Since its inception, Atlas Organics has been making news for its innovative, cost-effective and green approach to composting at the individual, organizational and municipal levels. Read more about the impact of our composting services below. If you are a member of the media and would like to learn more about Atlas Organics, please contact us.

Atlas Organics Announces Expansion of Operations in San Antonio, Texas to Provide Composting Solutio

Atlas Organics Announces Expansion of Operations in San Antonio, Texas to Provide Composting Solutio

December 17th 2020

Atlas Organics (Atlas), a leading commercial composting company seeking to increase municipal waste-solution partnerships across the U.S., today announced the company’s expansion of operations in San Antonio, Texas, to provide food waste and yard waste processing and composting management. Atlas estimates that 15 jobs will be created at the new facility with hiring focused within the region of San Antonio. The first phase of site construction has begun, and operations will begin in January.

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Atlas Organics Looks to Provide Accessible Composting

Atlas Organics Looks to Provide Accessible Composting

June 4th 2020

In 2014, Joseph McMillin and Gary Nihart — both from the Upstate and educated at Wofford College and Clemson University, respectively — met. McMillin had overseen a waste collection service in college while Nihart had previously been involved in composting. Their combination of skills formed the basis of what was to become Spartanburg’s Atlas Organics in 2015.

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Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Infrastructure Investment Insights

Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Infrastructure Investment Insights

April 22nd 2020

On Dec. 10, Atlas Organics, Inc., an organics hauler and composter, announced it received $21.4 million in project development capital from Spring Lane Capital (SLC). Spring Lane Capital focuses its project financing investments on smaller-scale distributed solutions in the energy, food, water and waste sectors. “We identified a gap in the financing market where early stage companies have received investment capital for their start-up, and hit the point where they need to raise project capital for assets like equipment,” notes Nikhil Garg, General Partner at SLC.

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Deploying Capital To Help Organics Recyclers Scale

Deploying Capital To Help Organics Recyclers Scale

January 28th 2020

BioCycle first learned about Boston-based Spring Lane Capital when it committed $21.4 million in capital to Atlas Organics, Inc., a composting facility developer, for equity in future solid waste diversion projects and corporate support. Spring Lane Capital (SLC) is a private equity firm focused on “catalytic project capital investments for smaller scale distributed solutions in the energy, water, food and waste industries.”

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Financing Composting Infrastructure

Financing Composting Infrastructure

January 14th 2020

On December 10, 2019, Atlas Organics, Inc., an organics hauler and composter based in Spartanburg, South Carolina, announced it received $21.4 million in project development capital from Spring Lane Capital (SLC). “This investment gives us dedicated infrastructure capital to design, build, and operate composting facilities for public and private partners to provide much needed organics recycling infrastructure,” explains Joseph McMillin, Chief Executive Officer of Atlas.

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Atlas Organics takes yard scraps, food scraps and turns it into compost

Atlas Organics takes yard scraps, food scraps and turns it into compost

September 15th 2019

The neighbors didn’t know what to make of the container that had started showing up on the Cooksey’s doorstep. One day, the curiosity became too much.

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Fox News Video - Composting company helping reduce food waste at Upstate landfill

Fox News Video - Composting company helping reduce food waste at Upstate landfill

August 2nd 2019

Fox News Video - Composting. It's all about turning usable waste into nutrient rich soil. Compost House and Atlas Organics have made their home in Greenville County's Twin Chimney's landfill.

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Zero Waste Chattanooga

Zero Waste Chattanooga

March 15th 2019

How long does it take for a head of lettuce to decompose in a landfill? Really, give a guess out loud before scrolling down.

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