Due to the high demand of our soil products we are currently out of top soil and potting soil. We still have compost in stock. We will update our website when we have top soil and potting soil available.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Pitkin County Solid Waste Center for more information at 970-429-2882.
City Matters Holiday Waste
Visit our Video Gallery for tips on how to recycle/compost your Christmas trees and holiday lights!
Come join us at a screening of “Taste the Waste” November 19th at 7pm at the Wheeler Opera House. This is the kick off for SCRAPS–a collaboration between the Pitkin County, the City of Aspen, Evergreen Events and CORE to increase awareness and participation in residential and commercial food waste diversion. Come learn about how you can help increase the life of our landfill, improve our soils AND save money!
EPA Food Recovery Challenge (FRC)
Recently, the Pitkin County Landfill joined the US EPA Food Recovery Challenge (FRC) as an Endorser. The Food Recovery Challenge promotes reduction of food waste which saves money, helps communities, and protects the environment. The Challenge is part of the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program, which seeks to reduce the environmental impact of materials through their entire life cycle, including how they are extracted, manufactured, distributed, used, reused, recycled, and disposed. As an Endorser, the landfill will promote the Food Recovery Challenge by providing promotional, educational, or technical information to the community.
If you would like more information about the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, here’s a link http://www.epa.gov/foodrecoverychallenge/
Why are we participating in the FRC?
Well…because waste is part of the food production system and food waste is about 30% of the waste stream. The avoidance of unnecessary waste is a poorly understood part of the mission of landfills. We think the more we understand about food and how it is grown, the more we will appreciate how not to waste it.
And we sell products made from our food waste diversion programs like compost and potting soil.
Check out Tim Foster’s plot at the Aspen Community Garden. He’s made his raised beds w/ repurposed timber diverted from the landfill and filled them with our potting soil–And all with the help of his daugher Eli—Queen of the Garlic Pickers!
Send us your pictures of your gardens or give us a call about how you can re-purpose materials for next spring! 429-2885–ask for Jack