Sustainable Broomfield Compost Club
Would you like to start composting, but are unable to do so in your own home? You are in luck! Sustainable Broomfield has created a successful, volunteer-run Compost Club!
We began this program in June 2020 and currently have over 115 participants! As of May 2023 we have diverted over 6400 gallons of organic material from the landfill, where it would have decomposed anaerobically and released the potent greenhouse gas, methane, into the atmosphere. Instead, those items decomposed naturally and most of that material has currently been converted into about 1050 gallons of nutrient-rich compost for use in the Crescent Grange Community Garden.
How the club works: First you must register for the program and acquire a reusable bucket (5 gallon works well) with a lid. At home you fill your bucket with compostable scraps from your kitchen and garden and whenever your bucket is full you take it to the Broomfield Crescent Grange and dump and mix it into our compost bins. There is no charge for the program since you have to put in the effort yourself.
Right now our Compost club is near capacity and we don’t have enough volunteers to keep up with the turning process. Therefore, we are asking that all new members commit to volunteering an hour of their time turning the compost once a month if they wish to join our club. Here is a video showing how to properly turn our compost.
Here is the process for dumping your compost:
When everything has fully decomposed. the nutrient-rich compost is used in the community garden to improve the soil and grow tasty fruits and vegetables. Read all about our program in this Broomfield Enterprise article and check out our composting video!
If you are interested in participating, please fill out our Compost Club Interest Form!
Compost Club Testimonials
“Thanks so much for all the composting info. I am really happy to have a way for my plant scraps to be re-used!” – Tracie
Compost Club Success & Metrics
Curbside Composting Options
Scraps curbside composting is now available to nearly all Broomfield neighborhoods as well as a local drop off location. All of the scraps are taken to a commercial compost facility, which means they can take just about anything you can chop up or cook up in your kitchen, and then some!
At Clementine Curbside, they have an obsession for sustainability & world-class service. Clementine has partnered with Sustainable Broomfield to offer a special promotion to new customers.
What makes Clementine special:
- They love yard waste! Divert up to two free bags of yard waste with each collection.
- Large wheeled carts! Choose from a 35 or 65 gallon cart – starting at $24/month.
- No contracts. Month-to-month subscription with no startup or cancellation fees
- Text message service – collection reminders, composting questions, your positive impact, & more
- Add-on events throughout the year: leaf collection, Christmas tree, compost dividends, & more
Sign up with promo code BROOMFIELD25 receive 25% off your first month – AND for every month you are a Clementine customer, we’ll donate $1 to Sustainable Broomfield.
It’s super-easy to sign up. Simply head to www.ClementineCurbside.com, click the “Check Address” button, select your service, and get started today! We’re here to make sustainability easy, fun, and as impactful as possible.
Compost Colorado is a unique composting solution that collects your food waste, and also delivers local sustainable products. Shopping local and sustainable is another way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support your community! They are the fastest-growing composting company in Colorado and allows you to compost all of your food waste. You also get a free bag of compost around Mother’s Day to use in your garden! Curbside pickup and local drop-off available.
Backyard Composting Information
Backyard composting video (6 min)
How to make compost
Backyard Composting Overview
Backyard Composting Basics and Troubleshooting
Extra composting resources (including vermicomposting)
Compostable Items List
On March 18th, David Jackson from the Broomfield Environmental Services Department and Brianna Hallinan from Sustainable Broomfield hosted a free virtual backyard composting class. Check out the Backyard Composting and Vermicomposting recording on the City’s website.
You can also find a list of upcoming composting classes for Boulder County on their Compost Workshops page.