Curbside Residential Food Waste Composting

Get a green bucket picked up from your home in Fort Collins or Timnath, Colorado.

Weekly Service – $35 per month

Bi-weekly Service – $25 per month

How does it work?

Scrape Your Plate

If you can eat it or grow it, we can compost it!
Put your food waste into a green bucket.

We Pick It Up

Place your bucket on the curb and we'll take it to the farm. We compost it with other organic waste.

You Get Compost

Twice a year, we offer screened compost to our food recycling members at one of our farms.

It Gets Even Better

Measured Carbon Impact

We weigh every service stop, giving you a personalized impact report from your collections.

Clean Buckets

Compostable bag liners and a quick wipe kills odors and keeps your bucket clean.

Text Reminders

It's easy to forget, so we'll send you a text the day before we serve your residence.

No! Your food waste is already in your trash cans, and we wipe the inside of the bucket with every service. We can also drop wood chips with you to help.

We use compostable bag liners, and you can too in your countertop collection. 

Our 4 gallon buckets hold about 25 pounds of food waste. Households with 3 or more, home cooks or avid gardeners should consider weekly pickups.

We offer compost shares to our members twice a year, typically in the Spring (April) and Autumn (October). 

Members get up to 10 gallons of high quality food scrap compost. We recommend 1/4″ to 1/2″ top dressing on gardens, lawns, shrubs or trees.

Northern Colorado residents can choose from three price points: 

Weekly Pickups – $35 per month

Bi-Weekly Pickups – $25 per month

Drop Off Composting – $20 per month (single location, no reporting or cleaning)

You're Gonna Love It!

Karen Lyon
Karen Lyon
February 19, 2024
I love compost queen 👸. I have time and energy to want to help, But not enough to do it all myself. They make it so easy and affordable. I just save things in my bucket and they take it away and do the rest. For those of you who want to be more environmentally conscious, but don't have all the time to do it yourself, this is a great way to go. The staff are friendly, and they really try to work with you. I really like that It feels like I'm making a good Environmental Positive impact.
Lorna Hunt
Lorna Hunt
November 24, 2023
Reliable service and the compost they create was really beneficial to my garden. Highly recommended!
Alicia Renae
Alicia Renae
October 22, 2023
This is a great service! I moved to an apartment, but the door pick up makes composting much easier!
Colin Shannon
Colin Shannon
July 1, 2023
I’ve been using Compost Queen for two years now and they are real friendly folks, with a convenient service to boot. The annual compost give back is also an excellent perk. 5/5 composting!
Krista Knott
Krista Knott
June 25, 2023
Love composting with these fine folks! They’re amazing!
Linda Auld
Linda Auld
April 30, 2023
Compost Queen has been a great addition to our home as we try to go green. We have too little waste to compost our food waste ourselves, so Compost Queen is perfect. We started using their service about 9 months ago and so we’re entitled to 10 gallons of compost which our food scraps helped make! It was quick and easy to go pick it up at the compost site and it looks beautiful. We have been VERY pleased with Compost Queen’s service. They have never missed a pickup, my replacement bucket is always clean and odorless and my questions which I email are always answered promptly. I am so pleased we found out about this company. We have hardly used our garbage disposal since signing up!
Elizabeth Newhall
Elizabeth Newhall
April 30, 2023
I’ve been using Compost Queen for over a year now and I can only say good things about them. I use their weekly pickup service and it’s so incredibly easy. I just put all my food scraps in the bin provided and once a week they come pick it up and give me a clean bucket. I love knowing that I’m doing a little thing that’s good for the earth, and their compost has been AMAZING for my garden! Living in the suburbs means that composting here at my own house isn’t really a great option, so they save me a ton of time and headache by helping with all the hard stuff! Overall, I would give them a 10/10.
Jim Otepka
Jim Otepka
October 18, 2022
We've been using Compost Queen for several years now and continue to appreciate the reliable and friendly service. We also love supporting such a valuable LOCAL resource. The big bag of compost we receive each year is perfect for our house plants and adding some lovin' to our garden. CQ's communication and online/payment portal are excellent as well.
Vannevar Fussell
Vannevar Fussell
April 14, 2022
Awesome community focused composter!

What's Compostable?

Anything you can eat or grow! Our systems are specialized for food and organics waste like leaves and wood chips.

Expired Foods, Scraped Plates, Produce Scraps, Egg Shells, Dairy Products, Pits and Seeds, Scraps & Bones, Pet Food, Spent Coffee, Baked Goods, Cut Flowers, Moldy Cheese and More!

But We Don't Take:

Starve the Landfill

Republic Service Cart Sizes

With the new Republic single hauler contract taking effect in September of 2024, trash & recycling costs will go up. 

Compost with us for free by moving from a 95 gallon to 35 gallon service. You’ll get weekly trash, recycling and landscape waste from Republic, and save money by composting with the Queen.

We are Community Composters

Started in 2018, Compost Queen is a Public Benefit Corporation with a mission to prevent greenhouse gas emissions through food waste composting in Northern Colorado.

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