What does it mean to be a Groundz Hub?

1. We deliver food scraps for free.

2. We fill and mix the compost according to EPA standards.

3. We confine ourselves in the 300 square foot area, if your volume does exceed 300 square feet we would ask you if you would like to expand, but keep in mind EPA rules say that over 300 square feet requires Class 2 registration, there is no registration fee, but there is a $300/year operator license fee of accepting 12 tons or less/day. This is known as the Authorized Maximum Daily Waste Receipt (AMDWR), which we keep track of. There is a financial assurance requirement of $2.50/cubic yard if you exceed 1,400 cubic yards ($3,500), so 1,401 cubic yards would require an allocation/savings of $2.50/cubic yard. Number (3) is subject to change that depends upon Ohio EPA rules and regulation updates, amendments, and changes. Keep in mind, Groundz Recycling LLC. is responsible for getting and keeping track of all EPA documention. Click here for Ohio EPA Class II Composting Facility Requirements (PDF).

4. Most of our hubs successfully become a hub without Ohio EPA Class II operating rules and regulations because we operate at 300 square feet exemption.

5. Once you become a Groundz Hub, you will have compost inventory. We then have a 50-50 profit sharing with you. Hubs can use compost on premises, but only leftover inventory that is not sold or invetory can be saved to rollover and increase volume for next growing season.

6. In the event you sell the compost we ask for co-branding of the product. We provide free 5-gallon buckets as packaging. Packaging label is a collaborative between us and your organization. We split the sales revenue 50%. Customers may use the same bucket from another hub since we believe competition gives our customers choice and benefit from what each hub has to offer them. Hubs should have their sticker or stamp available to fasten or stamp on their bucket, as long as you see our bucket with “Groundz Recycling” name and logo. We will honor other 5 gallon buckets if customers produce them; if a customer decides to produce their own bucket say an old bucket used for paints or construction, we advise them not to use it and offer our buckets instead. Customers may bring trucks to load cubic yardages without buckets. At certain hubs, selling compost at farmer’s markets may be a possibility.


7. Many of our stores, cafes, restaurants, celebrity chefs, and businesses ask how we can connect with our hubs for selling crops, homemade foods, and specific services. We serve the “farm-to-fork” sustainable food, and proper management of food scraps recycling and organic residuals platform for this network. Organic residuals can be broken down for organic lawn care, which we work with landscaping companies, and offer ways our hubs and Groundz Hub members can work with them.

FAQ’s on becoming a Groundz Hub Member.


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