Composting Program

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Celebrate Sustainability This Fall!

For the entire month of November, the Town of Monument is expanding its compost program to include a drop-off sight at Limbach Park. We want your used pumpkins and fallen leaves! The Town will provide three bright yellow bins on the south end of Limbach Park for anyone to drop off their household and landscape compostable materials.

Cleaning out your fridge, freezer, spice cabinet, or pantry? Doing some end-of-season tidying up in your yard? You might be surprised by how much you can keep out of the landfill. Here is a quick list of compostable items we welcome at the drop-off site:

  • Over-ripe or expired fruits and vegetables
  • Peels, rinds, husks and stems from any herb, fruit, or veggie
  • Expired grains like rice, lentils, oats
  • Expired flours and pasta
  • Egg shells and colorless cardboard egg cartons
  • Pet hair
  • Coffee grounds
  • Leftovers from home beer and wine brewing 
  • Dead plant tops
  • Fallen leaves

Absolutely no:

  • Pine needles
  • Animal waste
  • Chemical waste

Starting A Composting Pile

This is the perfect time to consider starting a compost pile. Want to learn more about the process? The Town of Monument is offering a free class to the public covering the what, why, and how of composting on December 3rd from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In order to allow us to anticipate size of class, please sign up here if you plan to attend.

Click Here to Sign Up for the Class

Interested in composting, but don't have the space at home for your own pile? You can participate in the Town of Monument's compost drop-off service. Space is limited, so if you would like to drop off your compost at our public works facility, sign up here. Compostable bags are available to participants at the drop off site. compost Public Works