May 6, 2019
DENVER — Help Denver celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, May 5 – May 11, by discovering the benefits of composting! The process of composting (turning compostable materials into compost) and the resulting compost 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. Then, by using certified finished compost in home gardens, lawns, and houseplants, Denver residents can increase soil health, reduce water usage, and maintain healthier lawns and gardens!
Denver Recycles encourages residents to compost and to help Denver close the compost loop by using finished compost. Here are just a few ways to get started:
For more information about the Denver Composts program all other composting programs and opportunities provided by Denver Solid Waste Management, visit DenverGov.org/Compost.