residential and commerical compost collection


For less than $5 / week you can participate in an intentional 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 and Education Center

Want to buy compost? We sell our finished compost in the Community Market. To check out market hours, click here.

how it works

  1. Make sure you live in the service area
  2. Click here --> YOUR Compost Monthly Subscription Sign Up and fill out the form
  3. Receive your collection bucket - everything you need to know to participate in the program will be inside the first bucket
  4. Collect! Fill up your bucket with compostable household wastes that would otherwise go to a landfill!
  5. Once a week on your assigned weekday - an Urban Roots peddler will collect your compost and wipe out your bucket for you to reuse.

Within 7 days of signing up, a bucket will be dropped off at your residence and you can start collecting!  All the information you need to be a compost collecting superstar, including your assigned pick up day, will be in the first bucket.

 YOUR Compost Service Area

YOUR Compost Service Area


Want to have compost collection at an event?

We do that too.

Please reach out to to inquire about compost collection service for weddings, events, fund raisers, and more.

Any questions? Please email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!

community is key! thank you to our preferred bike shops for the support we receive for this program.