Town of Mountain Village (TMV) is currently working to reach a Zero Waste goal by 2025 which means reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills in our community.
The Composting Incentive Program supports TMV’s zero waste goal by incentivizing Homeowners Associations (HOAs), Hotels, and multi-unit facilities (this program excludes individual homeowner) to educate themselves about how to keep food scraps, yard trimmings, and food-soiled paper out of the landfill through TMV’s financial support for the purchase, installation, and operation of a compost unit(s) for these facilities. The compost generated can then amend local soils for use in gardens and landscaping beds.
Food and yard waste can take up as much as 30 percent of your trash bin. By composting, you can significantly reduce the amount of waste you send to the landfill, and help the Mountain Village community achieve our zero waste goals. To facilitate the composting process, Mountain Village’s Green Team Committee has worked with EcoAction Partners and Town Council to enact a community-driven incentive rebate program that will allow local businesses, restaurants, hotels and neighborhood Homeowners Associations (HOA) to receive rebates for the installation of a composting system.
Mountain Village’s Compost Incentive Program works as a rebate to the consumer and is available for Homeowner Associations (HOAs), multi-unit residential or mixed-use buildings, hotels, restaurants and local businesses. The rebate is available for 100 percent of the compost unit purchase up to a $5,000 maximum spend. A portion of the funds may be used for composting equipment, infrastructure, advertising & marketing, and consulting experts.
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The Town of Mountain Village requires all trash, recycling, and composting units to be bear proof, and stored in an enclosure as approved by the Planning and Development Services Department.
Composting Rebate Incentive program application and permit must be submitted to Zoe Dohnal, Community Engagement Coordinator, by email, mail or in person at Town of Mountain Village, 455 Mountain Village Blvd, Suite A, Mountain Village, CO, 81435.
Participants of the program will receive their rebate 45 days after approval.
Participating households must track and record the weight of compostable materials each time they access the unit for disposal and complete an annual report by December of each year to the Green Team Committee. Reporting details required include: details of the unit’s operation, weight and approximate volume of materials removed from the waste stream, weight and approximate volume of usable compost materials produced, purpose and use of the finished compost material, best practices for the operation of the unit.
For further assistance with this, please contact the CDPHE Solid Waste Materials Management Unit at (303) 692-3337