Off-Campus Compost Program

The Office of Sustainability has launched its first ever Off-Campus Compost Program for students living off campus in the Colorado Springs area. A pilot program launched in Spring 2021 and included 30 off-campus households. Due to the feedback and success of the program, the OOS will continue offering an off-campus composting program to support students. In order to ensure a success, this program will provide interested off-campus households with materials, training, and education on how to properly compost - supporting sustainable living off campus.

Interested Households

Now Accepting Applications for Academic Year 2021-22

This program is intended for students living off campus in Colorado Springs only and priority will be given to households that do not currently compost. If your household currently composts (nice job!), you may be added to a waitlist.

Interested Household Expectations

  • Every member of the participating household commits to composting correctly by following the educational resources provided.
  • Identification of at least one household member who has approved access by Colorado College to come onto campus regularly to dispose of compost in the identified dumpster's set by the Office of Sustainability.
  • Agree to a $10 cash deposit upon pick up of the materials (compost lid and bucket, resource guide, map, and waste poster). The $10 cash deposit will be returned in full to the participating households at the end of the spring semester upon:
    • the return of both the compost bucket and lid,
    • the compost bucket and lid are empty, clean, and dry,
    • the compost bucket and lid are intact,
    • and are dropped off within the appropriate window for return at the Office of Sustainability
  • Willingness to participate in a request for feedback to ensure success of the program.

If you have any questions, please email



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