Rust Belt Riders Launches Residential Composting Service in Avon Lake

Avon Lake recently joined forces with Rust Belt Riders to offer its residents a solution to food-waste disposal that benefits the environment and supports Cleveland’s circular economy. The Neighborhood Drop-Off Location, located at the Avon lake Service Center, off Avon-Belden road because the 21st drop-off location Rust Belt Riders hosts across the greater Cleveland area. Available at your convenience are two locking 64-gallon containers meant for all of your household generated food scraps.

Established in 2014 Rust Belt Riders is on a mission to feed people, not landfills while having a positive impact on the environment at the same time. When food waste enters landfills it rots, emitting methane. Methane, a greenhouse gas more harmful than carbon, contributes to climate change and air quality degradation. However, when these same food scraps make their way into the hands of Rust Belt Riders, they are incorporated with wood chips and leaves to make compost. When compost is applied to the land it helps to sequester carbon and water, benefiting our planet and preventing waste water runoff. Rust belt Riders compost and services are for all people. Regardless of if you have a few potted plants and live in an apartment, or a full back yard garden, their services can be tailored to meet your household needs.

Rust Belt Riders ask that you sign up online at Membership includes discounts on tilth soil, free access to sustainability workshops, and the option to track the amount of waste you generate through their Betterbin app. All food scraps are acceptable in their system, including meat, bones, and dairy. If you have questions about what is compostable you can search any item under the same app. Rust Belt Riders member support staff are available to talk you through any questions online, using their web cat feature, or by phone at (216) 800-4651 Ext. 2.

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