Compost for everyone, everywhere

Monty is on a mission to change the way we waste

Our story

How we got Monty to where we are today


Oct 18, coming up with the Monty concept

The idea of a tool to optimise the composting process is conceptualised by our founder Ash Baxter in her final year of university following months of research.


Jan 19, launching Monty Compost Co

Monty is accepted into the ilab Accelerator program to develop prototypes, validate the tech, meet the market and officially launch off.


Aug 19, building the Monty team

Inspired by the mission and vision of Monty, Ash assembles the product partners and team that will go on to help make Monty what it is today.


Mar 20, Monty's first seed funding

Monty receives seed funding to take things to the next level, joined by her business partner Phoebe Long to expertly conduct business growth together.


Sep 20, our MVP Monty release

Release of the MVP Monty Monitor and app is executed and delivered to the doorstep of Australia's most committed composters.


Feb 21, growth and kicking goals

With fresh feedback from our first release, a final device redesign and a plan for the future, Monty is ready to go for our upcoming full release.

Team Monty

Our key people

The superstars driving Monty Compost Co are sustainable startup professionals.

Our in-house crew handling the day-to-day is made up of founder Ash, business dev Phoebe, product owner Junior and content creator Emilie, who all just can't get enough of compost. Between marketing meetings, user testing and strategy sessions, they also love getting up to mid-week meditation, team trivia and fun snack days.

Team Monty

Our product partners

Creating a world-first compost management system is no simple feat. That's why we're working with world-class product designers and developers to make sure the Monty Monitor and Monty Mobile are made by the best in the business. Check out our key product partners here and click through to see the rest of their portfolios.

  • Clandestine Design Group

    Clandestine Design Group

    Building an unbreakable monitoring device isn't easy so we're working with some of Australia's top industrial designers through the Clandestine team.

  • Josephmark


    For creating a unique and innovative platform to connect people to their compost, there's no better digital design agency than the team at Josephmark.

  • Carbon Circuits

    Carbon Circuits

    Putting the electronic smarts into the Monty Monitor is seasoned industry expert and former Ellume-alum Alex Gilmour and his electrical engineering agency.

Contact us

We love hearing from composters of all shapes and sizes, whether current or soon-to-be. If you want to know when we're hiring, compost investment opportunities, media inquiries or just what we're up to lately, send us a message below and we'll get back to you ASAP.