The City of Steamboat Springs is encouraging composting. They’re offering 50o Behrens 1.5-gallon composting pails on a first come, first serve basis to the community. To get the free pail, you have to sign up for composting service from Cowgirl Composting or Twin Enviro. The pails will be available on Monday, in the foyer of Centennial Hall on 10th Street, during regular business hours.
Here is more from the City of Steamboat Springs; March 15, 2023.
Spring into Action With Free Kitchen Composting Pail
500 Behrens 1.5 Gallon, Two Activated Charcoal Filter Pails Shared with Community
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-March 15, 2023-With the start of spring just days away, the city is jumping into a new spring-cleaning eco-initiative by offering a limited number of free kitchen composting pails as an incentive to compost at home.
“As we start a new season, it’s also a great time to make a change to our routines or start a new home tradition like composting,” said Community Recycling Coordinator Alicia Archibald. “Composting is a simple action you can take to reduce greenhouse gasses, support climate action, and reduce your carbon footprint. Plus, you might even reduce food costs for you and your family!”
The city will provide 500 Behrens 1.5-gallon composting pails on a first come, first serve basis to the community. However, there is one requirement to garner your pail, you have to have or plan to sign up for composting service from one of the city’s two partners – Cowgirl Composting or Twin Enviro.
“The city has a goal to divert 85% of our waste stream through composting and recycling by 2050, with an interim goal of 46% by 2030,” continued Archibald. “Approximately 30% of the current waste is from food – so composting will be key to meeting that goal.”
Built with the highest quality painted galvanized steel, this compost pail (7.5″L x 7.5″W x 11″H) is durable and made to last. Sturdy, lightweight and includes two activated–charcoal filters in the lid to effectively reduce odors and composting instructions. Unlike plastic, galvanized steel will last time after time, allowing you to enjoy our painted compost pail longer without signs of wear.
Starting Monday, March 20, the pails can be picked up in the foyer of Centennial Hall, the new home of City Hall during construction of the new Fire Station/City Hall, at 124 10th Street from 7:30am to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 7:30am to 11:30 a.m. Friday.
As part of the program, the city has teamed up with Cowgirl Composting and Twin Enviro Services in the effort to compost organics. Additional information on this program as well as composting and other sustainability initiatives can be found at steamboatsprings.net/spurchange.
- Alicia Archibald, Community Recycling Coordinator, 970.879.2060 or email