Compost Program

In an effort to reduce the amount of waste entering our landfills, the Town of Monument's Public Works Department is offering a drop off site for your compostable waste. Residents MUST register to participate in this program, as space is limited. For questions, or to sign up for this program, send an email to colgren@tomgov.org. Participants in this program also have access to finished compost once a year.

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Want to start composting at home?

Here is a quick list of waste items you can compost, and those you should:

Compostable:

Raw or overly ripe fruit and vegetables, peels and pieces

Paper products without colored inks or glossy coatings - examples are cardboard egg cartons, paper bags and brown cardboard boxes

Coffee grounds and unbleached coffee filters

egg shells

expired grains such as rice, oatmeal, lentils and beans

Pumpkins and gourds from fall and Halloween decorations - guts and all!

Fallen Leaves

Animal Hair


Not Compostable:

Colored or glossy cardboard

Magazines

Meat or any animal products

Foods cooked in oils or fats

Foods containing, or seasoned with salt

Feces from carnivorous animals (dogs and cats)

Diseased plants

Plants treated with pesticides