It takes resources to turn our waste (food scraps and yard debris) into a resource (compost) that you can use in our yards. The fees collected for the Denver Composts program cover the costs of:
- Providing customers with a green compost collection cart and kitchen pail
- Collecting organic material from Denver homes
- Transporting this material to the compost processor, and
If Denver Composts were to offer compost to program participants, this cost would have to be passed along to the consumer in the form of a higher subscription fee. To keep costs low, Denver Recycles has chosen not to provide finished compost to its customers free of charge. Denver Composts' customers may purchase discounted bulk and pre-bagged compost at the annual Compost Sale. Outside of this weekend event where compost is offered at a discounted rate, you can purchase compost at regular retail pricing throughout the season. Find pre-bagged EcoGro™ Compost at participating metro-area Ace Hardware stores. You can find bulk compost at A1 Organics' retail yards.