Waste Management

Garbage to Garden

Garbage to Garden was created to address the challenge of efficiently and effectively utilizing residential composting within an urban setting. Tyler Frank, founder, and his roommate were discussing the challenges involved with composting in their 2nd floor city flat and six weeks later, Garbage to Garden (GtG) was born.

http://garbagetogarden.org

Owner/Founder
Tyler Frank
My Location
Portland ME
United States
My Successes

Garbage to Garden is currently services six cities in Maine and is looking to expand. Garbage to Garden has been recognized as:

Portland Phoenix 2013 "Best Kept Secret"
Portland Chamber of Commerce and PROPEL 2013 "Entreverge"
Portland Buy Local 2013 "Eco Hero" Award
ecomaine's 2014 "Portland eco-Excellence Community Award"
Finalist in 2014 Gorham Savings Bank Launch Pad

SCORE recognized Garbage to Garden as the 2014 Outstanding Green Small Business.

How SCORE Helped

SCORE mentor Alan Shaver began working with Tyler Frank just after the business idea was conceived. Together they determined the business start-up essentials including the corporate form that GtG maintains today. Tyler also benefited from a number of SCORE workshops with the hands-on guidance of Alan. With the recent growth of the company, Tyler and Alan have been focusing on assessing the option of franchising.

          After working for a large accounting firm for many years, I’ve decided to go out on my
own and specialize in helping small businesses with their accounting and financial needs.
Initially, it will be just me, and to keep expenses down and be able to better manage my young
son, I’m thinking about operating out of my home. What are the pros and cons?


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