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Curbside Compost

Our Curbside Compost program is an effort to gather more people in Casper to collect their compost rather than throw it away. We then combine it with our own at our program center to create nutrient-rich soil for use in our garden beds, greenhouse, hoop houses, community gardens, and more.

More than 30% of annual waste in the U.S. (60 billion pounds) is made up of mineral-rich food materials that could be composted. Rotting food in landfills releases methane, a strong greenhouse gas and a top contributor to climate change. Not only does compost reverse global warming through deep carbon storage, it strengthens soil and enhances our ability to grow local food. That's why we are choosing to make a difference and are thankful that you are too.

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What is composting?

Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter like leaves and food scraps into a valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants. Anything that grows decomposes eventually; composting simply speeds up the process by providing an ideal environment for bacteria, fungi, and other decomposing organisms (such as worms, sowbugs, and nematodes) to do their work. The resulting decomposed matter, which often ends up looking like fertile garden soil, is called compost. Fondly referred to by farmers as “black gold,” compost is rich in nutrients and can be used for gardening, horticulture, and agriculture.

– Natural Resources Defense Council

The Process:

1

Subscribe online (below)

2

Receive a start-up kit and a bucket on the following pick up day

3

Fill your bucket with approved food scraps listed in your start-up kit

4

Leave your bucket out on pick up day and we'll replace it with a clean one

5

Get a free bucket of compost each spring to fill your own garden!

Sign Up for Curbside Compost

Curbside Compost monthly subscription

  • Monthly Pick Up

    $30
    Every month
    Leave your compost bucket on the curb and we'll do the rest!
     
    • Monthly compost pick up and bucket replacement.