Help us win $5,000 to expand our Compost Pickup!
If you are interested in helping support YOUR Compost, please take two minutes and click here to vote for us to win up to $5,000 in the StartGarden 5x5 Idea Pitch Competition! Voting ends on Monday, July 17 at 3:00pm.
bicycle powered compost collection service
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.
CONSIDER BECOMING PART OF OUR MONTHLY GIVING KOMBIT COMMUNITY BY ADDING $5, $10, OR $40 A MONTH TO YOUR COMPOST PICKUP SUBSCRIPTION
+ KOMBIT Monthly Membership
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!