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

Garrett

Founder & CEO

Bike’s Name: Crash

Claim to Fame: Once turned a cubic yard of compost in 15 minutes.

Arch Nemesis: Dried goatheads hiding in Midtown alleys…

Read more about our dirt leader here. 

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!

Mike

Rot Rider

Bike’s Name: Shannon

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!

Jon

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).

Oz

Rot Rider

Bike’s Name: Indiana

Big Dream: bike packing the Colorado Trail

Current project: weaving and creating all the earrings

Frances

Business Strategist, Marketing,  Communications

Current Project: reducing carbon footprint & household waste

Big Dream: public and private leadership considering the environment in all major decisions

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