Julie Mach and Slider (the dog!) are transplants to Salida but we claim it as home and keep our hearts in the Rockies.  Ask us about mountain biking, environmental conservation, craft beer, or chasing tennis balls and we'll have an answer for you.  Ask us about composting and we'll get you hooked on the incredible process of transforming elements in your waste to life-sustaining nutrients in your food. We live local and want to see that philosophy come full circle in our mountain communities.

Julie is a Certified Compost Operations Manager through the U.S. Composting Council. She serves as the Financial Liaison on the leadership team of the Colorado Compost Council and serves on the Board of Directors for Recycle Colorado.

Who we are

Elements Mountain Compost

Building sustainable soil in Central Colorado since 2014

Slider-Dog Mascot for Elements Mountain Compost

Where we work

Based in Salida, Colorado, we are lucky enough to have access to a great agricultural property near town where we build great soil from local sources.  The piles are growing and flourishing in all the sun and weather afforded by our banana belt climate which means, even in the winter, we get warm days to reactivate the decomposition process.

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Julie Mach Owner of Elements Mountain Compost

What We Do


Mountain compost

  • Food and Yard Waste Collection

  • Event Composting

  • Compost Processing

  • Soil Sales

We offer  a variety of programs for local businesses  & residents to begin composting. Visit the services page to learn more.