How do you all bag your compost? Do you use poly bags and heat sealers? Do you outsource it? We're wondering because we deliver in 5 gallon containers right now.
@dirtrichcompost those are amazing!
That's cool @dirtrichcompost. I'm trying to figure out if this is feasible for us. How many customers do you deliver compost to and how much does each get? How much space does that take up?
Hey! We are trying our best to not use any plastics in our business. We only distribute bags locally and this is our first season. We use burlap bags with our logo printed. Expensive and it will eventually break down on shelves. This is all in line with our company's goals. We don't want our compost sealed without air or to be sitting on shelves for months at a time. Sometimes we end up switching bags out for distributors if they deteriorate. It's only happened to two of 300 bags thus far this season. The cost was worth it for marketing/branding as a small company at this point. Education about storage and display is important as well (can't just plop em on top of eachother like plastics, you need to sit them up and put em one in front of eachother on a pallet of which about 25 will fit on one pallet.)
We went with Fisher Bag Co out of Washington and they were great. We hand bag as of now.
Hey Sam. Are you referring to bagging the compost? I have seen small bags like this tied up with little ties. Perhaps they are just regular sand bags like these: https://www.amazon.com/Joes-USA-eSandbags-Polypropylene-Sandbag/dp/B0090NEGK8
We haven't quite gotten to this point yet. Our first round went out in 5 gallon buckets.