Berwyn-Raised Business Owner Drives Community to Compost

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A Berwyn-raised entrepreneur and mom of three is planning to expand her business while reducing her carbon footprint. Gwenn Nolan founded Mother Compost in 2018, after a career in investing, writes Michael Bradley for Main Line Today.

The Narberth-based business collects food waste around the region for a small monthly fee of $20 to $28.  

The waste then goes to Linvilla Orchards in Media. Owner Chris Pierretti also offers pickup services to turn scraps into products to enrich soil. While the composting business only has nine employees, the process is a community effort.  

Mother Compost picks up waste from about 1,200 local customers each week. They also work with other clients, such as schools. When waste is brought to incineration sites, it turns into harmful methane gas or ends up in landfill.  

“I was always environmentally conscious, but I have no environmental science background,” said Nolan,  “This is something that called me later in life, after I became a mother. I asked what the future will look like for my children.” 

Mother Compost has plans to expand its services to the West Chester area this spring.  

Read more about the Berwyn-raised business owner in Main Line Today.  

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