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Help Denver Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week

image of compost awareness week poster winner for 2018Help Denver celebrate the International Compost Awareness Week by composting even more, and by discovering how to utilize finished compost at home! Both the process of composting (turning compostable materials into compost) and the resulting compost product itself provide many benefits to the environment and to Denver. By composting once-living material (such as food scraps, yard debris and non-recyclable paper), Denver residents are helping to conserve resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while also enabling Denver to reach its goal of increasing its recycling rate to 34% or greater (as outlined in Mayor Hancock’s 2020 Sustainability Goals). And, by using certified compost products in home gardens, lawns and houseplants, Denver residents can not only close the loop, but also increase soil health, reduce water usage, and maintain healthier lawns and gardens!

Here’s how to compost more material:

Finished and aged compost can be incorporated into garden bed soil, used around trees and shrubs, spread over top of lawns, and used in indoor potting soil mixes.

Compost made from materials collected in the Denver Compost program can be found at several metro area retailers.

For more information about the benefits of composting, compost and locations at which compost made from Denver Composts material is sold, visit DenverGov.org.