At the curb: If you live in the city of Boulder or in the eastern parts of unincorporated Boulder County, you can actually dump that compost right at the curb. Here’s what Eco-Cycle has to say about it:
Your curbside compost goes to an industrial composting facility where giant compost piles can reach up to 150 degrees, allowing them to break down many of the items that wouldn’t break down in your backyard compost pile. This process also destroys pathogens, making it safe to compost paper towels, tissues and raw meat. Within four months, your leftover food can be returned to the earth to feed plants or improve degraded land.
For more information, check out Eco-Cycle’s composting Web page here.
In your yard: Backyard composting is a great option for all those small-plot gardeners out there — or if you don’t have a yard, look into starting a worm bin. Check out how to get your system set up on Eco-Cycle’s Web site or peruse the resources posted on Boulder County’s site.