Denver Compost Program

By Idelle, September 25, 2018

Denver Compost Program

Here is a handy flyer that was emailed to us from the City of Denver for their Compost program. I am glad to see that cities and people are starting to compost all of their compostable trash rather than throwing it into the landfills. These programs create valuable compost that can be used in our landscapes and avoids having them pile up in landfills.

Denver Compost Program

June 2019 Update: Denver has a great email program that they’ll send to remind you of your different pickup availability at your location, and they included a blurb about Composting options for residents including backyard composting, vermicomposting (aka worm composting), and the FREE Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-Off, and the Denver Composts program. Denver’s Sustainability Goal is to reach a 34% recycling and composting rate by 2020. Here’s an example email below, which links to the following Compost Collection Program page for more info (also shown below).

As of June 17, 2019, there 18,486 Denver Compost Participants:

While there is a fee, I believe the goal is to eventually add it city-wide as part of the regular trash service, but for now I am happy to support our community by contributing to help create a good composting program so we are not throwing valuable organic matter into the landfills!