green pet compost company

Why we do what we do

You can probably tell by now that we really love what we do!  We have incredible clients, we get to hang out with man's best friend most days, and we get to run a business that actually makes a difference.  Not in the lip service kinda way either!  We believe there are lots of little things/changes we can do to help make a positive impact on our environment and how we dispose of our pets' waste is one of them. Pet waste is a naturally biodegradable thing, so tying it up in plastic bags and sending them to the landfills just doesn't make sense to us. Millions of pounds of pet waste are filling our landfills every year in the U.S. alone, so there really is an opportunity to make a big impact here!

Our Story

We didn’t grow up in the Pacific Northwest, but we’ve lived here now for a little over a decade and some of the ethos of living in the area rubs off on you. Environmental consciousness is a huge part of our culture here and so is our love for our pets!

Green Pet began when our company founders, Lance and Matt read a series of articles about Mushers in Alaska composting the waste from their dog sled teams. That got Lance and Matt wondering:

  1. How the heck does that even work?
  2. How much pet waste ends up in our landfills?
  3. What about the waste that ISN’T picked up? Surely it isn’t safe to leave it on the ground for bacteria and pathogens to seep into the ground.
  4. Since Portland, Seattle, and the rest of the Pacific Northwest is so environmentally focused – why are we not already doing this?
  5. And how do we start? We know Portlanders and Seattleites will be all over this. We love finding ways to reduce our negative environmental impact!

So, they got right on that, and the company was started in 2009 (though it was originally named Green Dog Cleaning Company). Since then, we have grown year by year- helping Portland and Seattle families reduce their negative environmental impact and making a difference by keeping pet waste and plastic bags out of our landfills! Saving your yard and our planet one scoop at a time!

Now we’re ready to expand! We’re ready to service more areas and bring you pet products and clothing made from recycled and compostable material. So, spread the word and help us grow! The movement starts with you (actually, your pet). Hehe, see what we did there?

As a family-owned, local business, we look forward to sharing our growth with you! We can support each other and give each other props for doing better for our environment together! Let’s connect through Facebook and Instagram and make this movement one big, awesome PNW family. Share your pet’s pics and videos with us. (Come on, you know you want to- you’re a proud pet parent! We’re going to do it, too!) And sometimes, we’ll have themes or contests! Let’s build a community and let’s have fun doing it!

What We Are About

We want to revolutionize the pet waste industry by changing the way we perceive it – and what we do with it! Every year, millions of pounds of kitty litter, pet waste, and plastic doggie bags end up in our landfill sites and we want to change that! The pet waste we collect is taken to our compost facility where it’s turned into safe (pathogen-free), nutrient-rich, and environmentally-friendly compost! Did we mention it’s odor-free?! Seriously, you’d never guess it came from pet poop. And grass, plants, and flowers LOVE it!


Green Pet services are currently available in the Portland and Seattle areas. We are in the process of expansion and hope to be serving a much broader area soon. If we don’t currently serve your area, please ask to be put on a wait list. As soon as we get enough interest in your area, we will create a route and start servicing you and your neighbors! Please help us get the word out!

We’ve had great success and wonderfully loyal clients and we’re now ready to grow our family and bring you more! Get ready for some fun, funky, stylish, and beautiful pet products and clothing coming soon! And to stay true to our Green Pet beliefs, all of our products will be made from recycled and compostable material. So, stay tuned!

As a family-owned, local business, we look forward to sharing our growth with you! We can support each other and give each other props for doing better for our environment together! Let’s connect through Facebook and Instagram and make this movement one big, awesome PNW family. Share your pet’s pics and videos with us. (Come on, you know you want to- you’re a proud pet parent! We’re going to do it, too!) And sometimes, we’ll have themes or contests! Let’s build a community and let’s have fun doing it!

Now what...

Enough about us... Let us take care of your pet waste situation today and make Fido happy at the same time.