bicycle powered compost collection service 

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For less than $5 / week you can participate in a city wide effort to capture organic waste streams in Grand Rapids and return them to food production. Even more awesome, you will also simultaneously...

  • Create meaningful jobs & circular local economies in GR
  • Decrease your personal contribution to the waste stream
  • Help distribute thousands of pounds of organic, nutrient dense produce into a food insecure neighborhood
  • Increase soil fertility and close a gap in the food cycle 
  • Support the mission of Urban Roots Community Farm, Market, and Education Center

You get a smaller waste bin, Madison neighbors have more access to healthy food, and kittens everywhere rejoice!!!


How it works...

  • Make sure you live within the 2017 pilot area
  • Fill out the "YOUR Compost Monthly Subscription Sign Up" form below
  • Receive your collection bucket - everything you need to know to participate in the program will be inside the first bucket
  • Collect! Fill up your bucket with compostable household wastes that would otherwise go to a landfill!
  • Once a week on your assigned weekday - an Urban Roots bicycle peddler will collect your compost and wipe out your bucket for you to rinse and reuse!

Once you sign up, a bucket will be dropped of at your residence the following Tuesday and you can start collecting!  All the information you need to be a compost collector extradorinare will be in the first bucket.

2017 Pilot Area : North - Fulton , South - Hall, East - Plymouth, West - Eastern

2017 Pilot Area : North - Fulton , South - Hall, East - Plymouth, West - Eastern


CONSIDER BECOMING PART OF OUR MONTHLY GIVING KOMBIT COMMUNITY BY ADDING $5, $10, OR $40 A MONTH TO YOUR COMPOST PICKUP SUBSCRIPTION


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  +  KOMBIT Monthly        Membership

 

To learn more about joining Kombit, click here!

To learn more about joining Kombit, click here!

Joining Kombit directly impacts the capacity and quality of programming at Urban Roots. Your tax-deductible monthly donation will provide Urban Roots with a critical, steady source of funding to support our mission.

  • Roots -$5 / month - Every little bit helps! Your monthly contribution will help to buy tools, order seeds, and help us grow in Madison and throughout Grand Rapids! 

  • Sprout - $10 / month - Will help to distribute 100 lbs of organically grown, low cost, hyper-local food in the Madison neighborhood each year

  • Seedling - $40 / month - Will create scholarships for 2 classes of Madison neighborhood students and their teachers to come to Urban Roots for a FREE service-learning day trip to the community farm

To sign up for the YOUR Compost Monthly Subscription, click the form below!