save your food scraps. we'll take them.

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.

give us your:

coffee grounds

fruits & veggies

bread & baked goods

dairy & cheese

butter & margarine

meat & bones


non-recyclable paper
(including soiled, otherwise recyclable paper)

Note: non-recyclable paper includes paper plates, paper cups, tea bags, coffee filters, tissue, greasy pizza boxes (recycle the non-greasy ones), paper towels & napkins, wax paper & waxed cardboard (e.g., waxed produce boxes, not corrugated cardboard boxes - recycle those.)

really, we'll take anything that the City of Denver takes.
here's their handy list.

heck, we'll even take:


hair & feathers

compostable bags*
(like the  BioBags you'll get as a Scraps member!)

wooden chopsticks, toothpicks &
popsicle sticks

cotton balls

...and more. be sure to check that list.

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there are some things we won't take. 

they aren't compostable, and some of them are really, really damaging to the composting process.

we don't want:

  • pet waste
  • diapers
  • used TP (gross)
  • recyclable paper (recycle it)
  • grease
  • glass
  • plastic bags. zero plastic bags. none.

  • no plastics at all, for that matter. please. thank you.

*a word on "compostable" products...

Not sure if that plastic-like bag or container is compostable?
Not sure what to make of claims like "biodegradable," and don't want to contaminate your compost bin?

Here's one sure way to know that Scraps can take that product: 
look for the BPI Certified compostable label, from the Biodegradable Products Institute. 
With our service, your scraps end up at the A1 Organics composting facility in Keenesburg, CO. A1 accepts BPI labeled products.

If you don't see the label, it's probably not really compostable.