our model relies on collaboration and partnership. we proudly work with these wonderful partners, and others, around Denver & beyond.
Denver Urban Gardens
DUG knows that in order to make lasting change, community needs to drive it. That’s why every DUG urban garden and farm has been started and led by local residents - growing food, and more so, growing community. DUG puts down deep roots, providing resources, training & support needed to establish gardens and farms that become valuable assets to neighborhoods. DUG respects all people and the environment.
In continuing its mission, DUG is partnering with Scraps to make composting easy and accessible for all Denver residents, as well as friendly to the environment by being a bike-powered business. DUG looks forward to growing with Scraps!
Please do not bring food scraps to the DUG office or garden! DUG gardens do NOT accept food scraps to be composted. While Scraps will help you compost your food scraps (and other compostables!), Scraps does not use DUG gardens as a composting site. Rather, the two entities collaborate in other ways.
Urban Farmer Denver is a modern steakhouse bringing “rural chic” to life in the heart of Denver just steps away from the revitalized Union Station.
The Urban Farmer Denver steakhouse focuses on in-house whole animal butchering and ways to use the entire animal throughout the menu. A communal charcuterie station offers guests an interactive and engaging space in which to ‘meet their meat.’
Scraps is proud to be working with Urban Farmer as our official "dropoff partner" in Denver's LoDo neighborhood, building a more sustainable city, together.
Alpine Waste & Recycling
If Scraps is a "last-mile solution" for composting, then Alpine is all the other miles! Our model is all about adding compostable material to the existing hauling/processing infrastructure, using our bikes. We partner with Alpine customers to use their existing bins and pick-up schedules to get the material out to the compost processing facility, A1 Organics.
The Alliance Center
If Scraps' founder hadn't worked at the Alliance, Scraps might not be alive today. There was a key "ah-ha!" moment at the AC where Christi realized that places like the Alliance - diverting upwards of 80 percent of its waste to recycling and composting - STILL often have plenty of excess space in their compost bins at pick-up time! The discovery of this slack resource was a key ingredient in the Scraps recipe. As destiny would have it, the Alliance became Scraps' flagship partner. As of November 2017, the Alliance bin has taken on more than 35,000 pounds of compostables from Scraps & its members!
Scraps is thrilled to be partnering with Avanti Food & Beverage, a LoHi staple with a commitment to sustainability (and to composting)!
Avanti is one collective space, seven culinary options. Inspired by European markets and food truck roundups we have created a modern day food hall. Seven different restaurant concepts, housed in modified shipping containers, will provide our guests with an eclectic mix of affordably priced, chef-inspired cuisine. Finally answering the age-old question, “where should we go eat?”
BioBag has provided Scraps with a tremendous amount of support, from advice, to free bins, to free bags, to low-cost bins & bags, to shares on social media, and more. We are SO grateful that they believe in our mission of bringing more, innovative composting options to Denverites!
This non-profit advocates for more, better & safer cycling options in the Mile High City. Whether you're a bike commuter, recreational cyclist or bike-based business (we're all three!), or just someone who believes that a sustainable city needs more pedal power, BikeDenver is the group to join! Help advocate for a bikeway system that truly serves our growing Denver community.
Scraps will continue to support BikeDenver as we grow our pedal-powered services!
Denver Food Rescue is improving food equity & access in Denver, one bike haul at a time. This is another pedal-powered nonprofit that Scraps loves to support, one that's inspired us as we grow as a small company. DFR connects food donors (like grocery stores) to local nonprofits (like GrowHaus) who run "No-Cost Grocery Programs" in their neighborhoods, and brings them rescued food - by bike!
If pedaling for compost isn't your thing, consider volunteering with DFR to rescue food, or become a member!
Front Forty Foods
Front Forty is a new concept for bringing fresh, healthy, local, eco-conscious food to the market. Each dish is made from wholesome, locally-sourced ingredients, and packaged with completely reusable jars, bamboo utensils and cedar planks (take them home or leave them for Front Forty to reuse!), and/or compostable containers. The flagship Front Forty "vending machine" is located at Stanley Marketplace in Stapleton, where $1 from each sale of its reusable tote bags will be donated to Scraps (and we're selling some too)! We are grateful and thrilled to have Front Forty as a supporter & friend!