Dane FaderEnvironmental studies major Dane Fader is the founder of GreenerBins Composting, which aims to convert food waste into natural fertilizer.

Start-up company aims to tap potential in waste

With a goal of combining his love for the environment with love of business, a UWindsor student has launched an enterprise to convert food waste into compost — fertilizing soil to grow more food.

Dane Fader, an environmental studies major, is the founder of GreenerBins Composting, which aims to pick up organic waste from homes, schools, and businesses, convert it into high-quality compost, and distribute it to farms and gardens.

He credits the RBC Summer Founders Program, which helps turn entrepreneurs’ ideas into viable ventures, with helping him get the project off the ground.

“The resources and mentorship provided by the Founders program will be extremely helpful in navigating all the tedious logistics of starting my business,” Fader says. “From permits to accounting to financial planning, there are so many little things to know that are paramount to the business’s success. Without this program, I would be on my own and in the dark about a lot of key actions to take.”

This is the second in a series of articles introducing participants in the RBC Summer Founders Program, leading up to a showcase of their prototypes on August 1 at EPICentre. Learn more on the centre’s website.