Crimson Compost

crimson compost logo

Crimson Compost was launched by the Center for Sustainability in January 2022, for those who wish to have access to secure composting facilities. The program was created to encourage faculty, staff, and students living near campus in multi-unit rentals, where access to the City of Denver’s compost program is typically unavailable, to continue or begin composting – a crucial step in helping to divert waste from the landfill.  

Members will have access a secure bin found at the old English Learning Center (in the alley between Josephine and Columbia, at Asbury) to dispose of their compost. Crimson Compost makes it easy to get started with in-home compost collection while also providing support with any questions that a member may have.  

map of where to find crimson compost dumpster

 

Membership Costs

Crimson Compost looks to make composting not only accessible but affordable. Compared to other composting services, Crimson Compost was designed with student budgets in mind and created to support university sustainability endeavors from proceeds. 

We offer three different membership types, depending on the size of your home: 

  • Apartment Membership (1-2 people in home) - $8 per month 
  • Household Membership (3 or more people in home) - $12 per month 
  • Fraternity or Sorority House Membership - $75 per month 

Members have the option to pay monthly (with manual or automatic payments), or to do a one-time payment for an entire academic year (September through November and January through June) OR calendar year (September through June). Those who choose to do a one-time payment will receive a discount – 10% for an academic year or 15% for a calendar year. 

For our Winter 2022 Launch, we will be offering special pricing for people who sign up for the rest of the 2022 school year!

Sign up for your membership today! 

Cancellations are allowed anytime, but we cannot refund any payments after they have been processed. You can read our full cancellation and refund policy at our webstore.

Member Benefits

Crimson Compost members will receive a welcome kit when they join. This kit includes: 

  • A two-gallon compost bucket with sealable lid 
  • 10 compostable bucket liners to get you started (you can purchase additional liners at most major grocery stores – just make sure they say “compostable”) 
  • A magnet with most compostable items listed on it 
  • A welcome letter that describes how the program works and what you can compost 

Additionally, members will get a monthly email with the access code to the compost dumpster for that month, plus tons of tips, tricks, and information about waste and compost on campus and around Denver. Members will also have access to composting experts at the Center for Sustainability, who are able to answer any questions you might have.

Feel free to reach out to us anytime at crimsoncompost@du.edu