Rust Belt Rider food waste composting at UUCC

The Rust Belt Riders Neighborhood food-scrap drop off program is now available in the UUCC Parking Lot. Bins are in the Parking lot next to the paper recycle bins and are available 24/7/365 for collection of household food-scraps.

Participation requires you to sign up online HERE. Members are asked to pay $10 per month and may bring as many or as few food-scraps as are produced on a weekly basis. Rust Belt Riders recommends using a 5-gallon bucket lined with a BPI-Certified compostable bag or brown paper bag to collect your scraps in and encourages weekly drop-off. Rust Belt Riders buckets and bags can be purchased at any Phoenix Coffee Cafe.

Upon signing up, participating members will receive a 4-digit code in their welcome email that can be used to open the padlocks securing the lid of the collection container.

Their program can collect all food-scraps and any BPI-Certified compostable product. This includes raw and cooked foods, animal products, and bones. They do not accept pure liquid, pure oil or non BPI-Certified compostable products. Feel free to take a look at their web-app, Better Bin, for a complete list of acceptable materials. To access the free app, an account will need to be created which takes less than 30 seconds to do. In the Better Bin app you can search specific items to discover if they are acceptable and if they are not listed, you can request your item for review.

 Please review their FAQ page to look for answers to any questions you may have. All unanswered questions can be directed to