Beginning July, delivery of compost carts will be phased in by neighborhood starting with Solid Waste Collection District 2, which includes City Park, City Park West, Clayton, Cole, Elyria-Swansea, Five Points, North Capitol Hill, Skyland, Whittier, and parts of Globeville. Once compost service is rolled out out in SWC District 2, DOTI will move on to SWC District 4, which includes residents in Montbello, Gateway, and Green Valley Ranch. The department is prioritizing neighborhoods with lower diversion rates in its rollout, and is developing a rollout schedule for the remaining districts.
Gradually phasing in our weekly compost service will allow us to better educate and coordinate with residents, mitigate contamination, and allow our collection routes to grow with the service. At this time, no action is needed from residents and they'll continue to receive the Phased Service Roll-out Credit on their invoice until we deliver their green cart. We will reach out directly to residents within each neighborhood before their service begins with resources to help them prepare.
Existing customers will not see any changes in their service. If you are a current compost customer or not filling up your trash cart on a weekly basis, you can downsize your cart. If you are not a current compost customer, we recommend waiting until you receive your compost cart before downsizing your trash cart so you can know what size you need.
Residents can request smaller or larger carts at any time through their Denver Utilities Online account, Denvergov, or by calling 311. As compost service is phased in, residents are encouraged to utilize the Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-Off, which is open for all food scraps and yard trimmings accepted for compost collection.