Yard Waste Compost Service

Keep your grass and yard trimmings out of the landfill.

Sign-up today for the Yard Waste Recycling Program instead.

This weekly program runs April 4 – December 2, 2022.

Call (970) 484-5556 or click here to request Yard Waste service.


We have been helping our customers care for the earth with our yard waste recycling program for 24 years! Even with our continued efforts, it is estimated that yard trimmings such as grass clippings, leaves, branches, and flowers make up around 23% of the local waste stream going into the landfill. We recognize the difference this program makes in supporting local and state-wide recycling efforts. At Republic Services, we continue to provide this service at an affordable rate, making this an easy and attainable recycle program for everyone!

Why Participate?
There are many reasons to participate in this sustainable recycling program:
First, this recycling program saves you money. The price to join the yard waste service is less than the cost of setting out one to two extra bags of trash a week, which is frequent during the spring, summer, and fall months! Even if you are already backyard composting, our program is still beneficial as we accept branches and shrubs, which can be a pest to break down in conventional composters.

We support a closed-loop process, where yard trimmings are brought to a local Northern Colorado certified compost facility to be made into a viable soil amendment! The amendments produced are in the form of compost and/or mulch. Compost is the valuable bi-product that is produced from the yard trimmings. Compost can then be added to the soil, plants, and landscaping to improve their quality. Mulch is created from branches and other wood remains and is made available to beautify landscaping and is even used as animal bedding.

Yard waste recycling is good for our environment! This is because when organic materials like yard waste are buried in the landfill they can create methane gas as they break down (anaerobically). By recycling yard debris, you allow the materials to break down how they would in their naturally occurring environment (with oxygen), thus mitigating harmful emissions.

How Does the Yard Waste Composting Program Work?
Download the 2022 Yard waste Guide here. Republic Services supplies you with a 65-gallon container along with an instruction guide. GSI legacy containers are lime green and the new Republics Services containers are blue with a brown lid. In addition to the provided cart, participants can set out an additional 35-gallon can of yard debris or bundle branches each week, at no additional cost. Just like your curbside trash and recycling, set your container on the designated pickup day and we will take care of the rest!

Just like your curbside trash and recycling, set your container on the designated pickup day and we will take care of the rest!

Sign up for yard waste recycling service today by calling 970-484-5556 or click here.

The City of Fort Collins adopted (February 2017) that all haulers offer an optional yard trimmings collection service from April to November (for an extra charge). Find out more about the city ordinance.