Composting

 

Our finished compost is certified by the US Composting Council and each batch is tested and certified before sale.  Consult our price sheet for the cost of incoming green waste materials and the price of our finished compost.

 

 
 

Green Waste Composting

 

Green waste is any general yard waste, sticks, plants and flowers, branches, grass, or leaves. This material is diverted from the landfill and composted into a high quality compost product. Our composting operation takes green waste and mixes it with food waste and other organics. The composting program follows rigorous operational, monitoring, and sampling protocols and follows the standards set forth by the US Composting Council (USCC).

Leaves, Grass, & Branches:
Green waste materials may be mixed together but may not include dirt, rock, trash or any other non-compostable material. Construction lumber, furniture, pallets, plywood or wood scraps that have been manufactured in any manner are not accepted for composting. Leaves, grass, cutback and other green materials that do not need chipping come in at a lower rate. Please see prices chart for current tipping fees.

Soil Products:
We sell our compost and potting soil in 25 lb bags and loose by the ton

 

 
 

SCRAPS Food Composting Program

 

We offer free residential food waste composting drop off at the landfill.  The following are suitable for food composting:

Meat, fish, dairy, fruit, vegetables, bones, pasta, rice, eggshells, all seafood shells except oyster shells, nutshells, bread, grains, coffee grounds and tea bags

Small amounts of food-soiled paper and compostable packaging are acceptable, including pizza and paperboard take-out containers, Please tear pizza boxes and paperboard containers into pieces before composting.

Please, no Styrofoam, waxed or plastic covered containers, glass, silverware, cans, bottles or plastic bags. Garbage and recycling must be kept separate from food composting materials.

 
 
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Free Residential Food Waste Drop Off

We offer a 6 1/2 gallon sealed gasket and lockable food waste collection bucket for general kitchen use. It has a very tight lid that prevents odors from escaping. It is not designed to be bear proof, but it is very sturdy. Call (970) 429-2880 for details. Food may be dropped off at the landfill during regular business hours without charge. Residential collection can be arranged with a fee from local haulers EverGreen ZeroWaste & Mountain Waste & Recycling.

 

How does Pitkin County's composting program work?

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