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Seed | Alive

Total Raised

$20K

Last Raised

$20K | 9 yrs ago

About Organicycle

Organicycle offers a cost effective curbside service that combines food waste, paper, card board & yard waste into one cart. Offered exclusively to Grand Rapids residents to lower waste costs while benefiting the environment by creating soil instead of filling landfills.

Organicycle Headquarter Location

5721 Division Avenue South

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49548,

United States

616-855-3377

Latest Organicycle News

Funded Organicycle Ditch the dump!

Dec 31, 2015

A new curbside recycling service for food, paper, yard & pet waste for composting. organicycle.org What's the big idea? Organicycle’s Curbside Composting is the next evolution of waste & recycling for West Michigan - one of America’s top sustainable regions. Our “Ditch the Dump” campaign offers residents and businesses the opportunity to divert organic waste such as food, paper, yard and pet waste out of the local landfill, and into renewable processes such as composting and waste-to-energy generation. These four materials make up the 65% of household waste stream, so when residents and businesses use Organicycle with standard recycling (glass, metal, plastic) they can be landfill free. Describe the nearest player in your field. Currently companies like Waste Management and Republic/Allied do not offer curbside composting or organic waste recycling to businesses and residents in West Michigan. The Grand Rapids market includes one other organic waste company. How are you different from that player? Organicycle is the only organic waste service provider to offer curbside composting to residents and businesses, and we will never take a profit from landfill service. Our revolutionary cart service replaces dumpsters and bins, provides better efficiencies and keeps your waste out of the landfill. How does this idea scale into a big business? Organicycle has identified multiple revenue streams, including service fees, renewable energy production and agriculture feed, as well as retail sales of compost & fertilizer. Once fully developed, Organicycle will expand this revolutionary waste model into additional markets. Why are you the one to run with this idea? For nearly 18-months Organicycle’s owners have devoted time, energy and capital into developing a clean, affordable and familiar service that will replace America’s outdated linear waste model. We believe in the “Triple Bottom Line”, and have a mission to never profit from landfill service. What is a $5,000 experiment you can do to move your idea forward? With Start Garden’s $5,000 investment, Organicycle will develop a strong residential program in the Grand Rapids market. Funding will be used to purchase additional curbside carts and to operate a pick-up service route. There have been 15 replies to this page Amanda Rose Klein I’m happy to have this business serve my school Jason Schemmel on February 12, 2013 Love the idea. If you want any help with smaller projects to get this off the ground, visit my StartGarden funded business, ENTRPRSR and I can help you out =) Erin Skidmore We have been using this service since October and love it! Lynn Iacopelli We have been using this service for a few weeks and love it! Kaitlyn Disselkoen on February 13, 2013 Great service! This should be done all over the US. It is pretty cool that Organicycle/GR has the jump on a service that is common practice around the globe. Tim House on February 13, 2013 Great idea & i hear from others it’s easy, convenient ... and works! Anything that can be done to divert trash from, well ... trash, ya know? Glad to hear someone is putting their time & energy behind it. Ellie Frey

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