Denver Makes Bagged Compost Available at Ace Hardware Stores
Denver’s Own EcoGro™ Compost made with material from Denver’s green carts
DENVER – Closing the compost cycle just got easier in Denver! Denver Public Works is partnering with A1 Organics and Ace Hardware to help people put organic material collected through the Denver Composts program to a better use this spring, so their gardens can thrive. Starting today, bags of Denver’s Own EcoGro™ Compost will be available at metro-area Ace Hardware stores for $6.99 per bag.
Currently, over 18,000 Denver residents participate in the Denver Composts program, throwing organic material like yard debris, food scraps and non-recyclable paper in their green cart each week to be collected and later turned into compost. Composting helps further the city’s goal of increasing its recycling and composting rate from what is now 23 percent to 34 percent, the national average, as outlined in Mayor B. Hancock’s 2020 Sustainability Goals.
Composting is nature’s way of recycling and returning valuable organic matter and nutrients to soil to be used again. When added to soil, compost:
- Improves soil structure and porosity, encouraging root growth
- Increases soil’s holding capacity of water and moisture retention
- Enables soil to retain nutrients longer and make nutrients more available to plants
- Provides beneficial microorganisms to the soil
In addition to this premium, certified, and locally produced compost being sold at Denver metro-area Ace Hardware stores, Denver’s Own EcoGro™ Compost will also be available for purchase at Denver’s one-day Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale on Saturday, May 4.