YARD WASTE DROP-OFF EVENTS

EverGreen ZeroWaste partners with multiple municipalities for seasonal yard waste drop-off events.

Carbondale

9am – 12pm every other Saturday at the 4th and Colorado parking lot. We accept grass clippings, garden cuttings, weeds, leaves, sticks, twigs, brush, and failed potted plants for composting. Please bring proof you live within Carbondale city limits as this service is paid for by the Town’s trash and recycling program. Below are the 2022 event dates:

  • May 14th & 28th
  • June 11th & 25th
  • July 9th & 23rd
  • August 6th & 20th
  • September 3rd & 17th

Basalt

9am – 5pm on consecutive weekends starting in the middle of September; locations rotate among conveniently located town parks. We accept grass clippings, garden cuttings, weeds, leaves, sticks, twigs, brush, and failed potted plants for composting.

If you miss these opportunities or live in another community, you can utilize the following collection points:

  • South Canyon Landfill
  • Glenwood Springs Leaf and Christmas Tree drop-off site
  • Carbondale Leaf and Christmas Tree drop-off site
  • Pitkin County Solid Waste Center

Please see our Zero Waste Guide for the addresses and specific locations near you.

Alternately, you can compost in your backyard!

Aim for ½ green materials (food waste like fruits, vegetables, eggshells and coffee grounds) and ½ brown materials (dried leaves and grass, shredded paper). Remember to turn the compost pile every 3-9 days depending on the time of year and add water if necessary. The moisture of your pile should feel like a damp sponge. Compost needs heat and the right combo of greens and browns for the micro-organisms breaking it down to thrive.