Making composting accessible and adoptable for all of us.
Before Scraps, Denver offered no composting options for apartment and condo dwellers. Our founder wanted to change that. With grit, stubbornness and a few bikes, Scraps was born, serving multi-family homes and businesses across Denver.
Since its founding in 2017, Scraps has grown to serve single- and multi-family homes, restaurants, office buildings and more, as the premier composting partner across the Front Range. Scraps’ growing membership has helped keep more than 4.5 MILLION pounds (and counting) of waste out of landfills, while simultaneously helping change our culture and norms around composting.
Scraps! Changing the world — one eggshell, one avocado rind, one leftover burger at a time!
Civic Center Plaza, a 590,000+ sq ft commercial office building in Downtown Denver, has worked with Scraps since Fall of 2022 to provide composting services to our tenants. Scraps has been incredibly easy to work with in getting service set up at our property, educating tenants on the importance of composting, and maintaining a reliable and efficient pickup schedule. While rolling out the program, a representative from Scraps conducted an informational “Lunch & Learn” presentation for tenants that was very well received, discussed the do’s and don’ts of composing, and informed both management and tenants as to all the incredible – and often overlooked – benefits of waste diversion toward composting. Furthermore, Scraps worked with building management to put-on a compost distribution event for tenants in the Spring, where interested parties were provided 5-gallon bins of finished compost product for their home gardening use! We couldn’t be happier with our relationship with the Scraps team!
The City of Edgewater has contracted with Scraps to provide composting services to residents and Edgewater employees since 2020. These services align with Edgewater’s Sustainability Plan and help push the city closer to its waste diversion goals.
As a commercial property manager who switched from one of the huge national haulers to Scraps, we never looked back. Their service is timely and organized and most importantly, they actually care about diverting waste from the landfill. We value the educational and operational support Scraps provides because it produces real results in our diversion rates, helping us reach our ESG goals and be good stewards of the environment.
The City of Arvada loves working with Scraps! From the moment we request our quote until the end of each event, the Scraps team is responsive, helpful, timely, and so much fun. Scraps has helped the City reach its goal of hosting more sustainable events and the outcome has been incredible. We receive countless compliments about how much our team appreciates the zero waste events. Everyone feels better when the world is left in a better place. Thank you Scraps for all your hard work and dedication to the environment. Your passion has inspired the City to change the way we do events – zero waste is now the default. We’ll see you at the next one!
As a restaurant in Denver’s Five Points, we are thrilled to compost. We already recycle, but composting is a level up for our carbon footprint. Restaurants are known for a tremendous amount of waste, so anything we can do to reduce that, puts smiles on our faces along with our guests. Working with Scraps has been an amazing partnership, and we look forward to the continued relationship.
Scraps provides a simple, eco-friendly way for our building tenants to transform waste and divert thousands of pounds from the landfills. Our tenants have seen first hand how their efforts created clean soil for them to take home to use in their gardens. Scraps has helped us reach sustainability goals, while providing education, so we can reduce our carbon footprint.
As a smaller brewery, large farmers don’t want to take the time to pick up our limited amount of spent grain to feed their cattle. We do support small farms around Arvada, but when they can’t take it, Scraps is the perfect partner for us. The ease of collection, communication and efficiency make them a key partner in ensuring the proper streaming of the waste generated throughout brewing and serving beer!
Since we started composting with scraps, we’ve decreased our garbage output to a single bag of trash per day, which is wild for a restaurant. We are thankful that Scraps has provided us the opportunity to not only lessen our footprint but turn our food waste into compost for future gardens! We are proud to do our part!