Recycling Your Food Scraps, One Bucket at a Time.
How It Works:
1. Sign Up
Innovative Organics Recycling currently serves a variety of Central-Ohio neighborhoods (see image to right for full list). Sign-Up today on an individual plan ($14/month or $50/4 month cycle) or as a team (2 or more households) to get started. If we don't currently operate in your area, check out our Drop-Off Composting services to see which location is closest to you!
2. We'll deliver a bucket to your doorstep
After you sign up, we'll deliver a freshly cleaned 5-gallon bucket right to your house, apartment, or condo.
3. Using your bucket
Each week place your compostable scraps in the bucket: Produce scraps, animal bones, moldy cheese, egg shells, coffee grounds, paper towels, and much more. Not sure what to compost? No need to memorize anything, the bucket has a full list of what you can and can't compost on it!
4. Pick Up Day
On pick up day, leave your bucket on your front porch or steps & we'll swap it for a freshly cleaned one. If you're away for a week or simply forget to put your bucket out one week, no worries, we'll just get it the next week! Note: the best compost comes from fresh food scraps - your bucket does not need to be full to set out.
Here at Innovative Organics Recycling, we believe in the power of teamwork. That's why we give extra benefits and reduced rates to those who sign up for our Curbside Compost program in teams (groups of 2 or more households).
Once you have at least 2 households who want to participate, here's how it works:
1. Pick a Team Captain & Team Name
Sign up as a Team. The captain will collect payments from team members, register all members at once, and submit one payment online (see chart below for pricing). Team captains earn a gift certificate to a local restaurant or bakery for starting the team.
2. Select a Centralized Spot for the Compost Buckets
Pick a centralized spot where team members will place their bucket each week for pick-up. This could be a member's porch, curb or another central spot.
3. Start Composting!
Once you sign up as a team, we'll deliver our buckets to your selected spot that same week. Have any members on your team who aren't sure what to compost? No need to memorize anything, the bucket has a full list of what you can and can't compost on it!
4. Pick Up Day
On pick up day, leave your buckets at the teams' agreed upon location - usually the team captain's porch or curb - & we'll swap it for a freshly cleaned one. If some team members are away for a week or simply forget to put their bucket out, no worries, we'll just get it the next week! Note: the best compost comes from fresh food scraps - your buckets do not need to be full to set out.
Some fine print about teams:
We do not offer refunds to team members who wish to no longer use the Curbside Compost service during the cycle. In the event a member does leave the service, the Team Captain is in charge of retrieving their bucket. The team captain is also responsible for communicating any changes in service to other team members (like changes in pick-up days due to snow days or holidays).
Check out more about our Bexley Curbside Compost program in this Columbus Dispatch Video: