Every year Denver residents throw out tons of food and yard waste that could have been turned into beneficial compost. There are now several ways you can not only help reduce the organic waste from your household, but reap the benefits as well.
Denver Composts is a fee-based service paid for by the resident at the rate of $29.25 each quarter (every 3 months). Be advised, this service is not seasonal. If you want to cancel service, contact Solid Waste Management prior to the beginning of the next quarter to avoid being charged for future quarters.
See "Compost Collection Frequently Asked Questions" for details.
Bags of Denver’s Own EcoGro™ Compost are now available at neighborhood Ace Hardware stores!
Help close the compost loop and put important organic material from the Denver Composts program back into Denver’s soil.
Utilizing this compost at home provides many benefits to soil and plants, and ensures that food scraps and yard debris collected in Denver can be used as a resource in Denver.
Pick up a bag (or two) today!
Did you know? Organic materials such as leaves, branches, grass clippings and food scraps make up more than 50% of what Denver residents send to the landfill each year. In order to meet Denver’s 2020 goal of recycling and composting 34%, we need to recycle and compost 31,000 tons more each year.
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