Compost Project Seeks Food Scraps

The Truman Compost Project wants to help you help the environment.

Anyone can bring kitchen food scraps to the Compost Project’s public collection bin on South Elson Street, located at the Communiversity Garden site, just east of West Campus Suites. Any food material, paper towels and paper napkins are accepted, but no food packaging, plastic or pet waste.

The Compost Project recommends using an ice cream bucket or other lidded container to save several days’ worth of kitchen scraps, then bring it to the bin.  It is also suggested to line the empty container with a paper towel before filling with scraps so it will be easier to clean.

Rot Riders is a student-led group that offers free curb-side pickup of food scraps, then transports them to the compost bin using bicycle trailers. They can be contacted at  

Learn more about the Truman Compost Project at or follow it Facebook or Instagram.

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