How We Got Started
In 2013, three URI seniors decided to create a “compost club” with the intent of reducing the extreme amount of food waste produced in the school’s dining halls. After graduating, the three amigos went on to different careers and experiences, although always coming back to the idea of continuing what they had started in college.
Five years later, two of the three colleagues; Conor MacManus, and Miguel Costa have re-ignited their will and commitment to help our environment. Rhodeside Revival was born out of the idea of providing a service that brings the community together in an effort to prevent waste from entering our landfill, while also creating quality compost for all Rhode Islander’s. All of this effort allows us to make donations and positive changes to our schools, gardens and other institutions within the community.
We are pleased to have you engage in a sustainable method that will be changing the way Rhode Island deals with waste. Join the revival and together we can make Rhode Island a greener, cleaner state.
We are excited to have you join the initiative!
Yours truly, Conor MacManus & Miguel Costa
Did you know that 40% of food produced in the United States goes uneaten, and that the average family of four wastes $1,345 to $2,275 worth of food each year. The good news is that most of this food waste can be revived and made into sustainable compost!
Rhode Island currently only has one landfill site that is expected to reach capacity in 16 years. When this happens our state’s cost of waste tipping will greatly increase. Together we can starve the landfill and make much better use of our waste resources.
Here at Rhodeside Revival we bring sustainability right to your home! We operate a curbside composting program that brings your home’s food scraps away from the landfill, and into the garden.