Your bucket will be delivered to your doorstep on your next recycling day (or sooner)!
We take all food scraps! Please no plastic, metal, glass, or rubber. See full list.
Place your bucket curbside once a week on your recyling day!
Picked up weekly in your own container for just $5/month more!
By choosing to support local businesses like Table to Farm Compost, your buying dollars stay in the Durango community and you are helping to grow the La Plata County economy.
Growing food removes valuable nutrients from the soil. Composting returns those nutrients to the soil, thus completing the cycle.
Food that decomposes in a landfill releases methane gas, a greenhouse gas 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20 year lifespan. Plus, saving food from ever making it to the landfill reduces the need for more and larger landfills.
Household customers are eligible for free finished compost when it is available. Customers who don't need compost have the option of donating their share of the finished product to local school and community gardens.
Table to Farm Compost was founded in early 2016 by David Golden and Emily Bowie with the goal of reducing household food waste in Durango. When they moved to Durango in the Spring of 2015, they found themselves living in an apartment with no choice but to send their food scraps out with the trash. They had been composting for years and felt uncomfortable with this, so they decided to create Table to Farm Compost, empowering not only themselves but also the Durango community, to save their scraps from the landfill. Table to Farm is now operated by Monique DiGiorgio who has been an environmental activist her entire life. Building this business thanks to the great work David and Emily have done was an opportunity she couldn't pass up!
Monique is the Managing Director of Local First and runs Table to Farm Compost as a way to keep her connected to the planet while providing a much-needed service to the community. Monique holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Notre Dame and brings a science-based perspective to her work and approach in life. She is excited to bring this background and her love of the outdoors and the environment to composting and waste reduction. Monique has spent much of her career working with non-profits that protect the planet and its resources and wildlife, so Table to Farm Compost is a great way for her to have her hands in the dirt (or trash to recover waste), while growing plants and food! She loves all the things the Southwest has to offer and has called Durango home for almost two decades.