Community Compost

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Food scraps to farms makes healthy soil and happy farmers!

Ever wish there was a smarter thing to do with your food scraps than throw them in the garbage to be dumped into our local landfill? Have you tried to start your own compost operation at home but found it’s too difficult to maintain or that it attracts unwanted critters?

Rogue Produce has created a smart solution for our region’s lack of options when it comes to managing the valuable resource of our food scraps: Community Compost. We provide a weekly residential pickup of food scraps. Instead of taking the scraps to the landfill, we donate them to small local farms or local businesses, where they are used to create compost. By signing up for our Community Compost service, you reduce the waste in our local landfill and provide a great benefit to local farmers.

Our customers now have the backing of many small businesses in Southern Oregon who have stepped up to help create an Annual Customer Appreciation Coupon Book – exclusively for those who participate in the Community Compost service! The coupon book contains discounts to some of your favorite restaurants, like Brother’s Restaurant and Greenleaf; and includes coupons for other great local businesses like Bloomsbury Books and Northwest Nature Shop. The coupon book for this year (2018/2019) provides approximately $100 in savings, and next year our goal is to reach a potential savings of $250 for all of our Community Compost customers!

What Do We Pick Up?

  • All non-meat food scraps and leftovers
  • All fruit and vegetable peelings, pits, and shells
  • Pumpkins!
  • Rice, pasta, bread, cereal, oats
  • Egg and nut shells (except coconuts)
  • Dairy products—cheese, butter
  • Coffee grounds with filter, teabags

What Don’t We Pick Up?

  • Any meat items—beef, pork, chicken, and seafood
  • Yard debris—leaves, flowers, wreaths, weeds, plants, soil
  • Paper products (except teabags and coffee filters)
  • Coal, charcoal
  • Over-the-counter or prescription drugs and medications

How It Works

Simply choose your own covered container to put your scraps in and place it outside your door by 7:30 am on your designated pick-up day (we’ll let you know what day that is after you sign-up). We transfer the scraps from your container to bins in our vehicle, leaving your container with you.

Cost

Rogue Produce charges $52.50 for 3 months of weekly food scrap pickup, and you can sign up below. You’ll receive the Annual Customer Appreciation Coupon Book once you’ve been a customer for 6-months or more, and receive it again every year as long as you’re a customer!

Sign up Now!

Please fill out the form below to be added to our customer list. We will contact you and let you know (based on your location) what day we can begin collecting your food scraps. Thank you!

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