Allan Gerlat, News Editor

January 8, 2014

1 Min Read
Denver Expands Composting Program

Denver has expanded its composting program.

The Denver Composts program has more than doubled the potential reach of its program by adding more than 2,500 homes citywide, according to a news release from the agencies working on the program, Denver Public Works and Denver Environmental Health.

The program is a fee-based service for residents living in areas that are eligible for the service. The cost is $29.95 for three months or $107 for the year.

Residents enrolled in the program receive a large green compost cart (similar to the

Denver Recycles purple cart) and a two-gallon kitchen pail. Denver Recycles picks up the composting weekly.

The program collects organic material (food, non-recyclable paper and yard debris) for composting.

The Denver Composts pilot program has been operating for almost five years with

2,200 participants.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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