Community Composting: A Key Ingredient to Compost Infrastructure
The USCC sat down with Michael Robinson of Rust Belt Riders in Cleveland, OH, an early leader in the community composting sector and a USCC Bronze member. We discussed the emergence of the movement and business model across the USA in the past decade.
USCC: Who is Rust Belt Riders?
USCC: What is community composting? This sector is important to the compost industry as a whole; where do you see its biggest impact? Are there ways that the mission is slightly different, or that haulers or producers in this scale can do things that more traditional large compost manufacturers may find difficult?
USCC: How do large and small scale composting complement each other? What is there to learn from each other? Where does community composting address the problem of missing compost infrastructure?
USCC: How does community composting, also known as decentralizing composting, and traditional centralized commercial compost manufacturers complement each other.
USCC: Talk about the business outlook and the mission of community composting. Will you find MBAs in your group?