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Community Compost

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 Brothers Restaurant and Greenleaf; and includes coupons for other great local businesses like Bloomsbury Books and Northwest Nature Shop. The current coupon book provides approximately $100 in savings; for the next book, 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 & leftovers
  • all fruit & vegetable peelings, pits, and shells
  • pumpkins!
  • rice, pasta, bread, cereal, and oats
  • egg & nut shells (except coconuts)
  • dairy products (e.g., cheese, butter)
  • coffee grounds & filters; teabags

What Don’t We Pick Up?

  • any meat items—beef, pork, chicken, or seafood
  • yard debris—leaves, flowers, wreaths, weeds, plants, or soil
  • paper products (except teabags & coffee filters)
  • coal or charcoal
  • over-the-counter or prescription drugs & medications

How It Works

Simply choose your own covered container to store your scraps in and place it outside your door by 7:30 am on your designated pickup 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.

Businesses Included in the Current Coupon Book

  • Bee Girl
  • Bloomsbury Books
  • Brothers Restaurant
  • Community Acupuncture + Natural Health
  • Downtowne Coffee House
  • Fry Family Farm Store
  • Greenleaf
  • HappyDirt Veggie Patch
  • Northwest Nature Shop
  • Organic Grind
  • Pony Espresso
  • Pronto Print
  • Rogue Produce
  • Rogue Valley Roasting Co.
  • Simple Café
  • Soil Salvation
  • The Grotto
  • Wandering Roots Farm

Cost

The cost for three months of weekly food scrap pickup is $52.50. Farmers Market Members enjoy a 5% discount off this rate. You’ll receive the Annual Customer Appreciation Coupon Book once you’ve been a customer for six months—and every year thereafter as long as you’re a Community Compost customer!

Sign up Now!

Sign up now to get started! We will contact you and let you know (based on your location) which day we can begin collecting your food scraps. Thank you for playing a pivotal role in our community’s farms!