Avon Lake has partnered with Rust Belt Riders, a neighborhood food scrap drop-off program, to offer a composting drop-off site right here in the city that in convenient for residents. This is an easy action residents can take every day to make a positive impact on the planet. The Avon Lake drop-off site has collected 5,600 pounds of food scraps since it opened in April 2022. All diverted from landfills and put back into the ecosystem in a healthy and sustainable way.
Composting helps reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. Removing compostable materials from the landfills leaves more space for the disposal of materials that cannot otherwise be processed, recycled, or reclaimed.
For $12 a month, Rust Belt Riders takes your compostable waste and transforms it into nutrient-rich compost, which enriches soil, helps retain moisture, reduces the need for fertilizers, and helps plants grow.
To participate in this compost service, you must sign up on Rust Belt Riders website. After signing up, you receive a 4-digit code that gives you access to the locked containers which are located near the mulch piles at the Service Department building at 750 Avon Belden. These bins are available 24/7/365 so you can bring as many food scraps as are generated from your kitchen at a time that is most convenient for you. The bins get replaced every Friday with clean, empty ones.
Rust Belt Riders recommends using a 5-gallon bucket lined with a brown paper bag to collect your scraps in and encourages weekly drop-off.
Sign up today!
- Sign up on Rust Belt Riders website
- Drop off food scraps to bins at the Avon Lake Service Department building at 750 Avon Belden (near the mulch piles)