Why Composting?

Composting is a win-win-win for your family, your community and for the environment. When you sign up for a Down to Earth bin, you are supporting a community wide effort to reduce unnecessary waste in landfills, prevent groundwater pollution and reduce our carbon footprint. Compost puts your food waste to good use and nourishes your plants, which leads to bigger, healthier yields. Neighborhood composting is an amazing way to connect with your community and complete the natural cycle from garden to table and back again.

What the Truckee Meadows throws away

(curious to learn more? You can find the complete Waste Characterization Study here)


You throw your compostables into the bin.


We pick up your bin weekly.


We return finished compost to you for use in your garden or house plants.

Meet The Team


Lead Rot Rider

Bike’s Name: Genevieve

Claim To Fame: Once made a tea recommendation to Bill Nye.

Big Dream: To ride two wheels on at least 6 continents (human-powered, petrol powered, and electric powered for the ultimate hat-trick).


Lead Rot Rider

Bike’s Name: Indiana

Big Dream: bike packing the Colorado Trail

Current project: Inspiring all of Reno to start composting!


Rot Rider

Bike’s Name: Fatimah

Claim to Fame: Changing a bike tire with a 100 lb. trailer attached. How did he do it? Only Mike knows.

Big Dream: A car free Reno!


Rot Rider

Bike’s Name: Brand X

Current Project: Teaching Scamp how to live as an adventure cat

Claim To Fame: Has bicycled in ten countries and composted in four states!


Rot Rider

Bike’s Name: Cayenne

Current Project(s): Tackling Nursing School, learning more ways to reduce my carbon footprint, and baking all the delicious treats!

Claim To Fame: Bike-touring over 3,000 miles through Western Europe and the United Kingdom


Rot Rider

Bike’s Name: Ganstavich

Current Project(s): Keeping the squash bugs out of my garden and sewing my own clothes.

Claim To Fame: Been a yoga teacher for almost 10 years and learned all my best moves from cats.


Farmers Market Team

Current Projects: studying frogs and cleaning stinky buckets!

Big Dream: continuously work to make the world a more sustainable place for all living beings


Rot Rider

Bike’s Name: Scampi

Favorite Food To Cook: Gumbo 

Big Dream: help communities have access to garden space where they can cultivate their own food

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