You choose between weekly ($32 per month) and twice-monthly ($16 per month) collections.

ecoRI Earth provides you with a 5-gallon food-scrap pail.

ecoRI Earth picks up the the pail at your house on collection days.

ecoRI Earth composts your food scraps at New Urban Farmers farm in Pawtucket and City Farm in Providence.

Every spring, you get a share of compost to use in your garden.


What we take:

Fruit and veggie scraps (uncooked or cooked), coffee grounds and filters, teabags, egg shells, greasy pizza boxes (clean tops should be recycled).


What we won’t take:

Meat, cheese or grains

Thanks to the generous support
of The Rhode Island Foundation.

Give Your Food Scraps a Proper Burial

ecoRI Earth, a social venture of ecoRI News, is a pilot residential food-scrap collection service for residents in Providence, Edgewood/Pawtuxet and southern Pawtucket.

ecoRI Earth picks up food scrap from your home once a week or every other week. The food scrap is transported to and composted at NUF in Pawtucket or at City Farm in Providence.

Revenue generated from this pilot venture is used to help fund ecoRI News. With grant funding scarce for nonprofit journalism, ecoRI Earth is a creative way to help the environment and provide a service while generating a small revenue stream for our news website.

Customers receive a portion of this nutrient-rich soil back each spring, if they want. You also can donate it to a school garden project or to a local community garden.

The average American throws out 140 pounds of food scrap a year; we’ll pick up all 140 pounds and turn it into nutrient-rich compost that will be used to grow local food.

If you are interested in signing up, please fill out the form below. For more information, e-mail Kevin. Don't live within our service area? Let us know you are interested in the service by filling out the form below. If we can get enough people in your area to show interest, we may be able to expand the program to your neighborhood.

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