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.

Growing A Food Waste Recycling Company

Growing A Food Waste Recycling Company

June 7th 2018

Atlas Organics cofounders and South Carolinians Gary Nihart and Joseph McMillin both became involved with food waste recycling while at college. Nilhart attended Clemson University, where he developed the food waste composting program for Clemson Facilities, which had just gotten the second research permit for food waste recycling granted in South Carolina. The multidisciplinary program, which started with an in-vessel system, bobcat and a tractor, involved students from marketing, civil science, construction, and business and won Outstanding Organics program in 2013 from the Carolina Recycling Association.

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Bloomberg Business Profile

Bloomberg Business Profile

April 22nd 2018

Atlas Organics, Inc. provides recycling services. The Company specializes in collection and recycling food and organic waste in soil amendment for agriculture and landscaping purpose. Atlas Organics serves customers in the United States.

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Business offers food waste pickup for composting

Business offers food waste pickup for composting

March 6th 2018

A local company offers families an easy way to enrich the earth and reduce their impact on landfills. Compost House offers home pickup of food waste that is then turned into rich compost. The service is the residential arm of Atlas Organics, which provides food waste composting services to a wide range of commercial operations, including restaurants, schools, Greenville Health System, Spartanburg Regional Health System, Michelin, Milliken and more.

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Local Love: Compost House

Local Love: Compost House

February 13th 2018

I have been spending more time in Spartanburg lately and had the chance to meet Leslie Rodgers, the Education Director and Compost House Coordinator. We spent well over an hour sitting at The Crepe Factory downtown talking (mostly) trash. And it was awesome.

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Let's Talk Trash with Compost House

Let's Talk Trash with Compost House

October 21st 2017

At first, I was hesitant to begin composting. I’m not one to zero in on what is going in my trash bin. Nor do I go a day over the “sell by” date, so I’m embarrassed to say that I probably throw away a good amount of food that could still be safe to eat. I knew I would immediately feel guilty by composting, but I was ready for the challenge.

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How Chattanooga, Tenn.'s Composting Program is Evolving

How Chattanooga, Tenn.'s Composting Program is Evolving

September 7th 2017

What began as a plan of a few local business people and one small nonprofit to offer commercial composting in Chattanooga, Tenn., has taken some turns. The effort has evolved into a residential program and food waste recycling company Atlas Organics has stepped in to help these community players take the next steps.

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Compost House Comes to Greenville

Compost House Comes to Greenville

August 12th 2017

Food waste is this country’s #1 waste issue. Can you believe it? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 40% of all food grown ends up in the trash. Local company, Atlas Organics, has decided to take this issue head on with its food waste collection and composting services. Atlas Organics is an industrial sized composting company servicing customers ranging from schools, grocery stores, restaurants to industrial clients and most recently individual homes with its residential program, Compost House.

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New Compost House Will Do Your Composting for You

New Compost House Will Do Your Composting for You

August 5th 2017

John Sweet, the founder and former owner of Niedlov's Breadworks in downtown Chattanooga, believes in composting. For about a decade, at no charge, he picked up kitchen scraps and other organic waste from such places as Girls Preparatory School and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's office downtown.

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