Photography by Jacob Koestler

Since 2014, Rust Belt Riders has been working with people and organizations across Northeast Ohio to provide them with a clean and timely alternative to landfills for their food waste. By diverting food from landfill, we support our local food system through the creation of value added agricultural products. 

 
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Our Mission: Create Wealth from Waste in order to Feed People, Not Landfills

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"There is no such thing as 'away' when we throw things away it must go somewhere."
 

- Annie Leonard, The Story of Stuff

What we have achieved: 

Where we are today:

  • Fleet of three vehicles.
  • Over 80 business clients across Northeast Ohio.
  • Actively diverting over 30,000 pounds of food waste from landfills on a weekly basis.

Business Competitions:

  • Winner of Cleveland SOUP, 2014
  • Winner of SEA Change NEO, 2015
  • Winner of Jumpstart’s Core City Impact Program, 2016
  • Finalists, Food+City Prize, 2017