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
Director of Growth
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/Mother Earth
Bike’s Name: Indiana
Big Dreams: Summit and snowboard down Mt. Shasta, bike pack the Colorado Trail
Current project: Inspiring all of Reno to start composting their food scraps!
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!
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!
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
Bike’s Name: Jankstaaa
Current Project(s): Van life. Riding all the waves in the mountains and in the oceans.
Claim To Fame: Unofficial Mayor of Reno, Nevada.
Volunteer Rot Rider
Hobbies: Playing music, cooking, skiing, biking and hiking.
Claim To Fame: Lifelong Reno-ite, who loves to give back to his community.
Current Projects: Mobile Market lead for the Riverside Farmer’s Market, small scale mushroom growing, and constantly baking vegan goodies.
Big Dream: To help Reno become self sustainable by getting more local food into the hands of our community.
Current Project(s): Learning to play that banjo, editing a book on Solarpunk, teaching an online fiction writing class, and running Starfinder session for my friends.
Favorite Thing About Rot Riding: Being outside all day and finding new roads.
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
Current Project: Helping my furry friends find forever homes at the SPCA of Northern Nevada.
Claim to Fame: impressively indecisive