A new voluntary, subscription-based curbside composting program is coming to Longmont next spring.

Composting helps to divert waste like kitchen scraps and some non-recyclable items from the landfill, waterways, and water treatment facilities, and returns nutrients back into soil through the natural decomposition process. Finished compost can be used to keep plants healthy and lower their exposure to pests.

Longmont's curbside composting service will begin in spring 2017 at $6.60 per month for a 96-gallon cart collected every other week. Items you can dump in this cart include some of the following:

  • Paper towels
  • Leftover table scraps
  • Neon or dark-colored paper
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Pizza boxes
  • Coffee grounds and filters

For a full list of items accepted and not accepted, and to register for the new composting program, visit the city's program page.

The program is voluntary in that it is not a mandatory service for residents of Longmont.