About

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)

Daily

You throw your compostables into the bin.

Weekly

We pick up your bin weekly.

Bi-Annually

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

Meet The Team

Jon

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).

 Oz

Lead Rot Rider

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!

Mike

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!

Chris

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!

Kirsty

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

Murphy 

Rot Rider

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. 

Jonathon

 Volunteer Rot Rider

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Kayla

Rot Rider

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.

Brontë 

Rot Rider

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. 

Ellen

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

Melissa

Number Cruncher

 

Current Project: Helping my furry friends find forever homes at the SPCA of Northern Nevada.  

Claim to Fame: impressively indecisive 

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