The Rot Riders service is offered free to all campus and community members, and the organization runs entirely on volunteer support.
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. The Rot Riders not only seek to divert usable food scraps from landfills, but pledge to do so in a carbon-free manner (on bicycles).
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.
Learn more about Rot Riders
If you are interested in getting involved with the Rot Riders or signing up to have your compost picked up weekly, send your name, phone number (optional), address, or your message to firstname.lastname@example.org.