"why can't i compost here?!"


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 are able to compost. 

Somehow I convinced my boyfriend to let me collect our food scraps under the sink (in a nice compost pail, of course). Then, every so often, I'd tie the full bucket up tight in a thick plastic bag and gingerly transport it across town (in a nice car that didn't belong to me - you can see how untenable this is) to my friend's house, where he could compost in his backyard.

Obviously that wasn't a stellar long-term solution. After many months of consternation, research, excitement & fear, I decided it was time to solve my own problem - and Scraps was born.

I hope you'll join us in keeping more food scraps & other organic "waste" out of our landfill, and turning it back into something useful instead!

about the founder.


Several things:
I love bicycles, and the idea of a more pedal-powered world.
I cannot stand waste, or wastefulness, or thoughtless consumerism.
I've worked in sustainability and sustainable community development throughout my career.
I lived nearly seven years in Madagascar, and was inspired by, among other things, the incredible ingenuity (and scrappiness) of my community.
I'm a writer, photographer and filmmaker. I believe in the power of media for social change.
I am constantly inspired to do more with less, and firmly believe that less is more. 
I love Denver. I care deeply about its sustainable urban development, and want to be a (small) part of that.

This is the foundation upon which Scraps rests.

- christi turner.