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Food Scrap Compost Program Now Available in Avon Lake

05/09/2022 – The Rust Belt Riders Neighborhood food scrap drop-off program is now available in Avon Lake. Composting helps reduce harmful methane emissions and the amount of waste sent to landfills. This service
offers an easy action residents can take every day to make a positive impact on the planet.

Participation requires residents to sign up online at Members pay $10 per month and can bring all their food scraps, including raw and cooked foods, animal products and bones, to bins located by the mulch piles
at the Avon Lake Service Department building (750 Avon Belden). These bins are available 24/7/365 so members can bring as many food scraps as are generated from their kitchen at a time that is most convenient for them. Rust Belt
Riders recommends using a 5-gallon bucket lined with a brown paper bag to collect scraps in and encourages weekly drop-off. If people prefer, they can buy a Rust Belt Riders buckets and bags 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.

The program collection includes food scraps and any BPI-Certified compostable product. Rust Belt Riders does not accept pure liquid, pure oil, or non BPI-Certified compostable products. A free app is available for download, Better
Bin, and has a complete list of acceptable materials.

For more information go to

Compost Bins at Avon Lake Service Center
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