Food Waste Recycling for Northern Colorado!

Put your food waste in a green bucket, we’ll pick it up or you drop it off.

We come right to your door in Fort Collins or Timnath.

Starting at $25 per month

You bring it to one of our drop sites in Fort Collins, Windsor or Loveland.

Just $20 per month

Curbside Food Scrap Collection & Composting

Here's How it Works

You get a bucket delivered with curbside compost service or from a drop site. The lid snaps on tight so you don’t have to worry about odors, and it’s big enough to hold up to two weeks of scraps.

Fill ‘er up! Toss in your food scraps from the kitchen counter. Remember to avoid meat or dairy and compostable packaging at this time, as we’re backyard composting right here in Fort Collins.

Put your compost bucket out when you get your reminder text message, or take it to one of our drop off sites like The Human Bean. Enjoy a little treat while you’re there!

Curbside customers get their buckets weighed and emptied, while drop off customers have to empty their own. The pickup weights help us craft our compost recipe and measure offset.

Compostable bag liners for your bucket help keep it clean and easy for the next time around. Curbside customers get a fresh liner with service, drop off customers have bags available on site.

Reset, refreshed and ready to rock! Your compost will be picked up weekly or bi-weekly with service reminders via text or email. Drop off customers can come as needed to their drop location.

The Recipe Is the Key

Composting is the process of turning organic material into a soil amendment through the use of an aerobic process that requires water, carbon and nitrogen. Compost Queen does thermophilic composting, relying on microbes, bacteria, nematodes, amoebas, fungus and more to accelerate decomposition.

Finding the perfect balance of recipe for your feedstocks and your environment leads to the production of a high quality soil amendment often known as compost, or particulate organic matter. This material can greatly increase soil organic matter, water retention and crop yields. 

We make small batch, craft compost to build better soils, reduce greenhouse gasses and improve local agricultural production. 

Compost Queen operates Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity food scrap facilities throughout Larimer County, keeping your carbon footprint hyper local. 

Farmers get the benefit of having a managed composting process that remediates pathogens and unwanted seeds to produce a high quality soil amendment and fertilizer. 

Your food scraps go to improving local soils and growing high quality crops right where you live. The best part? You get access to high quality food scrap compost from Compost Queen.

Compost with the Queen!

Short and sweet? You put food scraps in a green bucket, we stop by and empty it for you!

We compost for you all year, returning compost in the spring and collecting bagged leaves and pumpkins in the fall. 

We serve everyone!

Whether you live in an apartment, condo, townhome, or home, we can help you compost!


We compost everything we accept at local farms in and around the Fort Collins area. 

We keep your waste local, create a local finished compost product for you, and you get some back in the spring to use in your own gardens!

Curbside Pickups

We drive to your door and pick up a 4 gallon bucket full of your food scraps

Table To Farm Composting

No mess, no fuss composting done right, locally, and returned in the spring

Measured Carbon Reduction

Your account shows your total impact, including miles offset, total pounds collected, and trees planted!

Curbside Service Area Map

We’ll come to your curbside, front door, apartment, side door, ADU, HOA and anywhere else you can hide a compost bucket! Month to month contracts of $35 for weekly pickups, $25 for biweekly pickups.

Input your address below to see if your house qualifies for service. 

Drop Off Service

We aim to serve all of Larimer County with food scrap composting access. Our drop sites let you empty your 4 gallon bucket and get a fresh liner at The Human Bean locations in Loveland, Windsor and North Fort Collins, as well as at select farm partners! $20 per month.

Locally Woman Owned

Compost Queen Owner Jamie Blanchard-Poling

Started in September of 2018, Compost Queen is the brain child of Jamie Blanchard-Poling, a long time environmental steward and nature lover. Inspired by her passion for renewable energy and zero waste, Jamie started Compost Queen to provide Northern Colorado with an achievable option to home composting. Currently diverting over 6 tons of food scraps per month, Jamie is the only ACTUAL community composter in Northern Colorado!

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