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Current Denver Composts Participants (as of  7-5-19)


Redefining what was once waste

chasing arrows of with compostables insideDenver 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. 


Why Join the Denver Composts Program?


  1. IT’S SO EASY. Simply put your organic material in the green cart and set it out for collection each week.

  2. LESS WASTE SENT TO THE LANDFILL. More than 50% of what the average Denver households put in the trash is organic material.

  3. REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. Composting results in less methane emitted into the atmosphere.

photos of items accepted for composting



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.


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