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The bins are serviced weekly on Fridays. Rust Belt Riders is the service provider. Rust Belt Riders is a worker-owned cooperative dedicated to the health of the environment and of its employees. Their mission is to “Feed People, Not Landfills.” They provide businesses, organizations, and individuals with an alternative to the landfill for their food waste. They believe in creating and operating within a circular economy and actively practice workplace democracy. To them: “How they do their work is equally as important as the work they do.”
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Over 40 percent of all food ends up in landfills where it rots amongst other waste and emits methane. Methane is a toxic greenhouse gas 27 times more powerful than carbon. Composting turns this waste into nutrient-rich soil, which in turn helps to grow more food.
Sign up here! After sign up, a welcome email is sent to you with details about the program AND has the 4 digit code to access the bins at Lomond School.
The bins are on a wooden platform in the northwest corner of the Lomond School parking lot. Please note: The parking lot is closed to resident car traffic on school days 8:45-9:15 am and 3-3:40 pm.
We encourage participants to use a reusable bucket or container with a lid to transport your food scrap to the drop site.
All specific compostable products can be found on the Betterbin app. A username and password are required to use this app. It is a free searchable database that addresses EVERY item and if it is allowed in the bins.
All compostable serviceware products must be BPI certified. Otherwise they are NOT allowed in the containers.You may use a BPI certified compostable bag to line your bucket or bin with but we prefer you use a brown paper bag!
Below is the BPI Logo: Your item MUST have this logo on it in order for it to be included in our bins.
The following material is NOT accepted:
Yes! Please email Rust Belt Riders and they can help get you transferred over.
This is a pilot program with limited funding. The City hopes to expand the program in the future. The blue area on the map are the historical boundaries of the neighborhood as defined by the City’s Planning Department.