Join our NEW and IMPROVED Composting Program!
July 16, 2019
Have you always wanted to start composting but just don't know where to start? Does it seem intimidating? Not ready to start your own backyard composting program? Whatever the reason, we want to make it easier to "feed people, not landfills"! We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Rust Belt Riders! Rust Belt Riders is expanding their Community Supported Composting program to include the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes as a drop-off location.
Why did we change our previous composting program? By partnering with Rust Belt Riders, we are able to divert even MORE food waste from landfills than ever before. Instead of only being able to accept fruit and vegetable scraps, now, we can accept all food waste (see list of acceptable items below). Because Rust Belt Riders accepts all food waste, you can now drop off more food than ever before.
By signing up for the Community Supported Composting (CSC) program through Rust Belt Riders, participants can drop off household food scraps at the Nature Center for a monthly fee of $5 or less.
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes members get an extra 25% off of this service ($1.25 off of $5!) along with other discounts and membership benefits. Rust Belt Riders then picks up all food waste, sourcing out to a network of partners who then process the material into a nutrient-dense soil. By transitioning the old composting program at the Nature Center to this partnership,we are investing in the solutions and infrastructure needed to protect our natural resources and combat food waste.
It's just that easy!
A: ALL on the "YES" list below!
If you are a current member and need the discount code, please contact Patty Albrecht, Membership and Annual Fund Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 321-5935 x 232.