In an effort to reduce the amount of waste entering our landfills, the Town of Monument's Public Works Department is offering a drop off site for your compostable waste. Residents MUST register to participate in this program, as space is limited. For questions, or to sign up for this program, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants in this program also have access to finished compost once a year.
Want to start composting at home?
Here is a quick list of waste items you can compost, and those you should:
Raw or overly ripe fruit and vegetables, peels and pieces
Paper products without colored inks or glossy coatings - examples are cardboard egg cartons, paper bags and brown cardboard boxes
Coffee grounds and unbleached coffee filters
expired grains such as rice, oatmeal, lentils and beans
Pumpkins and gourds from fall and Halloween decorations - guts and all!