Hello, Denver! We are Scraps.

we collect food scraps from residential buildings in the Mile High City (and businesses, too) - and we do it all with pedal power.

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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'll also service single-family homes, townhomes, and other types of residences who can't compost through the city's compost program.)

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 & residents not serviced by the city program.

We offer a food scraps hauling service that works with your food waste volume, your schedule & 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 Scraps. 

I was living in a condominium, which meant I couldn't do anything with my organic "trash" but throw it in the garbage. Ugh. It felt like such a terrible waste.

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 - were 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 (in a nice compost pail, of course)...
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