Composting on your time
Customers empty their 5-gallon bucket, featuring a secure twist-off lid, compostable liner, and a gasket, once weekly at the nearest Drop-Off Station. Take a new liner to keep your buckets clean and prevent legacy odors that may come with an unclean bucket.
Davey with Brynnen - the owner of Blue Ridge Hydroponics - picture in front of the drop-off there.
You can drop off food scraps at the following locations:
The LEAP Food Hub - 1027 Patterson Ave SW (Hurt Park)
Our Lady Nazareth Catholic Church - 2505 Electric Rd (Cave Spring)
Blue Ridge Hydroponics - 1931 Apperson Dr. Salem, VA (Salem)
New Drop-Off Locations are in the works for:
St Elizabeth's Episcopal Church - 2339 Grandin Rd SW
RMI Management - 1317 14th St. SE
Drop-Off Stations are enclosed to prevent pest or odor problems and the outside walls can serve as a space for public art. The stations are kept locked and accessible only to members to deposit their compost and collect a new compostable liner for their 5-gallon bucket.
We are looking to partner with more churches or businesses to build and locate Drop-Off stations in the area. We are currently looking for locations in the City of Vinton, the City of Salem, and near the intersection of Hershberger and Williamson Rd.
If you would like to partner on a new location, please Contact Us.
*Start-Up Fee of $30 to deliver and provide you with a bucket with a twist off lid, compostable liner, and gasket to hold the liner in place.
*The Drop-Off Program Costs $10/month, including the first month*
Start service by completing the payment link below, which charges $40 for the first month and start-up fee.
We will contact you within 48 hours after you pay for a 1st month's service and Start-Up Fee. We typically deliver all buckets when doing our curbside pick-up route on Tuesdays.
Any customer in our program is entitled to up to 2 buckets of free finished compost from us, or $10 off on a cubic yard of compost (valued at $50 total).
Location of the Our Lady Nazareth Drop-Off Shed and Picture of the Drop-Off Shed