SCRAPS is a food waste and compostable paper collection program that diverts food that would otherwise be wasted away from the landfill. Instead, it is turned into a valuable product–compost.
We also have bags of our compost and potting soil available for sale at the landfill. $2.50 for an 18-pound bag of either material.
FREE COMPOST COLLECTION BUCKET TO RESIDENTS. Come up to the landfill during regular business hours. We have partnered with the City of Aspen Environmental Health Department (920.5039) and with EverGreen ZeroWaste (987.3140) on the SCRAPS program and we all have buckets available.
Are you a commercial kitchen, HOA, restaurant or workplace interested in composting and lowering your trash collection bill? Email Hilary.Burgess@PitkinCounty.com or contact EverGreen ZeroWaste to sign up for the FREE loan of a commercial size metal, bear-proof tote.
We offer FREE residential compost drop-off at the Pitkin County Landfill. Pull up to the Scale House for information and directions.
Evergreen Zero Waste offers very reasonably priced residential and commercial curbside pickup. Email Alyssa Reindel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit their website at www.evergreenzerowaste.com or call Alyssa at 970.987.3140
Mountain Waste & Recycling, Inc. offers compost collection for residents and businesses. Contact Mountain Waste & Recycling, Doug Goldsmith at 970-963-3435 or by email at Doug.Goldsmith@mountainwaste.com
Our first SCRAPS testimonial—-“I cook regularly and eat a lot of vegetables and I always felt bad about throwing my food waste in the trash. My girlfriend recommended we start composting. I thought it would be difficult given that I didn’t have a location to do it at home, but once we did a little research and learned that Aspen and Pitkin County offer free inside collection bins and multiple curbside pick-up and free drop-off locations—we picked up a bucket the next day!”