About Us

Until merging with OffBeet in April 2019, Roots Compost was a curbside community composter. We make it easy for you to compost all your organic waste. And, we'll deliver some of the soil back to you when it's done.

We operate in Lawrence, Haverhill, Methuen, North Andover, and Andover. If you are outside our service area, there are options for bucket drop off or a waiting list as we continue to grow. Or, we can refer you to nearby community composters.

Employment

Roots Compost is a local, sustainable and people-powered community composter in Greater Lawrence that recycles households’ kitchen scraps into compost. We provide curbside collection and collaborate with local farmers and community gardens that use the compost to improve soil right in our own neighborhoods.

We are growing our team and looking for the following positions:

Driver / Community Hauler (Part time)

*The hauler would be driving a company vehicle and does not need to provide their own.*

The hauler’s responsibilities would involve curbside collection of food scraps.

  • Driving four to six-hour shift/s navigating a set route

  • Shift can start as early as 6am or as late as 9am

  • Using a smartphone route navigation app, drive to every household, swap out and clean the 5 gallon bucket full of food scraps

  • Engaging any customers you might encounter along your route

  • This is a year-round job

 

Candidates must:

  • have a Drivers License: employee will be driving a company truck

  • have access to a smartphone on which they can download and use the route navigation app

 

Ideal candidates will be:

  • Passionate about protecting our planet through sustainable living

  • Reliable, punctual, and detail-oriented

  • Interested in being part of an exciting, innovative social enterprise start-up

  • Community-oriented. Believes in the power of people making positive change together

  • Comfortable smelling and touching food scraps

  • Able to lift 50 pounds

  • A safe, responsible driver

  • Friendly, eager to engage customers along route

  • Comfortable spending long periods of time (up to 6 hours) alone driving, and able to keep a positive attitude

 

The driver would work shifts no longer than 6 hours, on a set day or days, depending on the driver’s preference. The driver will be compensated $15/hour and paid bi-weekly.

 

To apply, please send resume and short answer

responses to the following three questions to rootscompostlawrence@gmail.com.

  1. Why are you interested in this job?

  2. Why are you a good fit for the qualifications of this job?

  3. Tell me something else about you that you think we should know.