Denver's residential composting collection pilot program, launched with a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and donations from Rehrig Pacific and A1 Organics, got off to a promising start, with 3,300 Denver homes having their food scraps and other organic waste regularly collected by the city via green versions of the city's curbside recycling carts.
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Now, however, the program's been tossed in the trash bin.
The pilot program will shut down in March due to budgetary reasons, confirmed an employee reached on the city's 3-1-1 information line (the main number for the city's recycling programs). If and when the city has the money the program may re-launch, she noted -- though when that will be is anybody's guess.
Want to keep those green carts around? Sign this online petition launched by a concerned citizen pushing for a citywide compost pick-up program. And then, while you're waiting for good news from the city, compost the old-fashioned way -- in your own backyard.