Hello, Denver! This is Scraps.

we collect food scraps from residential buildings in the Mile High City (and some small restaurants, too) - and we do it all by bicycle.

we provide pedal-powered food scraps pick-up for city people.


Scraps is a new company with a new concept for the Mile High City: food scraps pick-up for multi-tenant buildings. On bikes. We're a low-carbon, bicycle-based, flexible & local solution, tailored to multi-family housing.

We use locally manufactured “bicycle vehicles” to pick up food scraps from multi-tenant building customers and transport the food scraps to collection points - large compost dumpsters - that are already part of existing commercial compost pick-up routes, simply adding to the load that trucks already haul out to the regional compost processing facility. 

Unfortunately existing composting programs aren't able to offer services to buildings with more than seven units, and yet Denver is filled with multi-tenant buildings - more and more all the time. Plus: up to 50 percent of what Denverites throw in the landfill is organic matter that could be composted.

Scraps addresses this problem in a way other waste haulers can’t - because we’re scrappy. We're like a "last-mile solution" for food scraps, and we're adding value to the community with every mile: keeping organic waste out of the landfill, helping return food to the soil, adding to the local economy without adding greenhouse gas emissions to the air, and collaborating with other like-minded businesses and non-profits wherever we can.

we're designed to serve condominiums & apartments (& small biz, too).

If you live in a condominium or apartment building -
any building with more than seven units - then this is the program for you.

No other program in Denver offers this service to multi-family buildings, like condos and apartments.

ps: we also serve restaurants & small businesses.

If you're a restaurant, then you have food scraps. We can offer you a food scraps hauling service that works with your schedule, your food waste volume & your budget.

 

we'll take your food scraps, and just about anything else that's compostable.

all of what Scraps collects eventually goes to an industrial compost facility outside Denver. that means we'll take just about anything you can chop up or cook up in your kitchen, and then some.

"why can't i compost here?!"

(the "about us" section.)

That's the frustration that started this. 

I was living in a condominium, and that meant I couldn't do anything with my food scraps but throw them in the trash. That's because Denver's compost collection program doesn't extend to multi-family buildings, meaning that none of the condominiums and apartment buildings in Denver with more than seven units - and they are popping up everywhere - are able to compost. 

We can talk more about why that is, but we'll have to sit down over coffee sometime.

Somehow I convinced my boyfriend to let me collect our food scraps under the sink anyhow (in a nice compost pail, of course)...
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