The Compost Project

Rot Riders

Helping promote sustainability on the Truman campus

Rot Riders, a branch of the Compost Project at Truman State University, is an on-campus organization dedicated to reducing food waste in Kirksville by collecting and transporting community compost. A free service offered to all campus and community members, the organizations diverts usable food scraps from landfills.

Every week, the organization members use bikes connected to trailers to collect food scraps from faculty, students, and local off-campus businesses. The compost is then added to community compost at the University Farm or the Communiversity Garden.

The organization runs entirely on volunteer support. For more information email

Collecting compost
Rot Riders
Adding to compost