Composting in San Miguel County is here

San Miguel County has partnered with Bruin Waste as a way to bring easy composting to YOU. Businesses and residents alike can now sign up to be a part of our composting pilot program. Each week we will pick up compost as a way to reduce our community's overall waste.

Composting is easy and effective, and it's a great way to help the environment. If you're interested in getting involved, please sign up for the composting pilot program today!

Pilot Program Mission

To promote sustainable waste management, soil health, and community engagement through the establishment of a comprehensive composting program in San Miguel County. Our aim is to reduce landfill waste, create high-quality compost, and educate and inspire individuals to embrace environmentally conscious practices.

Benefits of Composting

Composting has many benefits, including:

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills
  • Helps to improve air quality
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Creates nutrient-rich soil
  • Saves money on fertilizer costs
  • Helps prevent erosion 
  • Wildfire mitigation
  • and so much more

How It Works/ Accepted Materials 

We give you a bucket and a scheduled day for pickup.

You put organic matter into the bucket. Food scraps, yard waste, paper products. Here's a complete list of accepted materials.

Set out your bucket on your scheduled day. 

BOOM! You’re composting AND helping your community and our beautiful home!

Get Started Today 

If you are a Business interested in joining our pilot program please fill out our commercial composting survey.

If you are a Resident interested in joining our pilot program please fill out our residential composting survey.

If you are an Agricultural Producer interested in joining our pilot program please fill out our agricultural producer survey.

Sign up by emailing here.


Agency logos for compost partners

San Miguel County:

EcoAction Partners:

Zero Food Print:

Telluride Foundation:

Shavano Conservation District:

Town of Mountain Village:

Star+: Chris Hazen

Town of Telluride: