How Drop Off Food Scrap Composting Works

Grab your 4 gallon bucket from one of our Compost Queen Food Scrap Drop-Sites.

Fill your bucket with acceptable compostable items. 

Bring the bucket back to your drop-site once you fill it up!

Dump the contents of your bucket into the receptacle at your drop site. Don’t tie your green bags please!

Take a new compostable bag to line your green bucket and help keep it clean.

Lock up the drop site location using the word combination lock.

Come back when your bucket is full as needed. We suggest at least every other week.

$20 Per Month - Pick your location to get started!

Drop Off Food Scrap Composting

Composting food scraps is an effective way to reduce waste, fight climate change, improve local soils and grow nutritious food. The controlled, aerobic breakdown of compost can reduce about 65kg of methane per ton of food kept out of the landfill.

In Larimer County, composting could divert up to 30% of the materials that are rapidly filling our local landfill. Diverting compostable materials can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help to mitigate the effects of climate change. On top of that, you help make a nutrient-rich soil amendment that can be used to support local agriculture, increase water retention and prevent soil erosion.

Compost Queen’s food scrap drop off service provides an accessible and convenient option for residents of Wellington, Windsor, Loveland, and Fort Collins to participate in composting and contribute to the sustainability of the community. By choosing to compost food scraps, residents can make a positive impact on the environment and support the local economy.

Woman Owned Business

Jamie is the owner of Compost Queen and a passionate advocate for sustainability and environmental education. She holds a CCOM (Certified Compost Operations Manager) certificate from the USCC, which signifies her expertise in composting and commitment to high standards of quality and safety. In addition to her work in composting, Jamie is deeply invested in supporting women in STEM and empowering youth to make positive environmental choices. She is particularly interested in educating youth on the importance of food waste in the carbon cycle and empowering them to take action in their local communities.

With Compost Queen, Jamie has created a successful business that not only provides valuable composting services to the community but also fosters a sense of environmental responsibility and stewardship. Her dedication to sustainability, education, and community empowerment makes her a valuable leader in the Larimer County community.

Compost Queen Owner Jamie Blanchard-Poling

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.

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.