Drop-Off Locations:
  • Salida: Downtown @ 1st & C Streets(Map)
  • Buena Vista: @ Crossman & Pleasant Ave. (Map)
  • Poncha Springs: @ Palmer Ave (Map)
  • NEW! Gunnison: @ City Market on N Main St.


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Most food scraps and yard waste accepted.  See the full list on the right or download a PDF here.

Residential Drop-Off

Reduce your waste by composting!

ELEMENTS

Mountain compost

How it works:
  • Sign up for a subscription
  • We will email you the padlock codes for our drop-off locations.
  • Bring your foodscraps and compostable materials in a bucket or compostable bag and drop them in our bins.
  • Bring leaves or other acceptable yard waste (no branches or weeds!) in a separate bag and leave next to our bins.
  • You can access the drop off sites 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We change the lock codes periodically so please add info@elementscompost.com to your contacts and keep an eye out for emails from us.
  • Your subscription will renew automatically unless you unsubscribe.
  • The items you drop off become nutrient-rich soil that is available for sale in either bagged or bulk quantities.


Why Compost?

  • Up to 30% of waste going into our landfill is compostable and could be recycled into soil products
  • Composting reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 95% compared to landfilling where organic waste rots and produces toxic methane gases.
  • The compost and soil products we make support local agriculture and help close the loop on our food systems
  • Our businesses is locally owned and operated - by joining our programs, you're supporting sustainable green jobs in our community


Have questions?  Contact us to learn more!