Denver Composts makes composting household organic material as easy as recycling, by providing a green cart that is collected weekly. Households separate out organic material like yard debris, food scraps and non-recyclable paper and place them in the green cart instead of the trash. The organic material collected is sent to a commercial facility where it gets turned into a high quality soil amendment known as compost.
By signing up for compost collection you can reduce the amount of waste you throw away by as much as 50 to 75 percent!
The number of participants in the program is limited, and households will be provided compost collection services on a first come, first served basis. Space in the program may also be limited within specific areas or collection days. Sign up for the Compost Collection Program today.
Denver Composts is a fee-based service paid for by the resident at the rate of $29.25 each quarter (every 3 months). See "Compost Collection Frequently Asked Questions" for details.
If you are moving to a new address within Denver, your account and payments can easily be transferred to the new address by contacting Solid Waste Management.
If you are moving out of town or just want to cancel compost serves, please contact Solid Waste Management to close out your account.
Contact Solid Waste Management at 311 (720-913-1311) or DenverRecycles@denvergov.org.
When enrolling for compost collection service the resident hereby agrees to pay quarterly payments of $29.25; understands that no part of the service fee is guaranteed to be refunded when services are cancelled for any reason; agrees to contact the City & County of Denver prior to cancelling or transferring services; acknowledges that the green compost cart remains the property of the City and County of Denver; and acknowledges that the green compost cart may be removed for failure to make service payments or if its use is deemed inappropriate by the City & County of Denver.
**A $50 fee will be applied to bounced checks and then sent to the City’s collection agency.