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Purple Bucket Compost is a veteran owned and operated small business with the mission of increasing composting and sustainable living practices in and around Bailey, Conifer, and Evergreen, Colorado.  After living all over Colorado, we landed in Bailey in 2019.  We spend much of our time running our backyard farm, where our adventure in composting began years ago.  We're doing what we can to reduce our landfill contributions and are hoping that our like-minded neighbors will join us on that mission.  The more the merrier.

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PBC founder, Corey McCool, serves as vice-chair of the State of Colorado's Pollution Prevention Advisory Board Assistance Committee (PPABAC).  The PPABAC's primary role is to make recommendations on the dispersion of grant funds, specifically those originating from the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Fund. RREO grants are budgeted to promote economic development through the management of materials that would otherwise be landfilled. The PPABAC assesses all qualifying applications and provides recommendations to the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board.  Corey is grateful for the opportunity to serve the beautiful state of Colorado!  Corey is also excited to sit on the executive board of Beaver Ranch Community, Inc, which is the non-profit charged with managing Beaver Ranch Park in Conifer.  Stay tuned for many amazing changes coming to the park!


Purple Bucket Compost offers food scrap collection services for residential and business customers, including commercial onsite collection and self-service drop off options.  Click HERE for pricing and signup info.


PBC also offers home compost bins with free delivery and assembly (in the Bailey, Conifer, and Evergreen areas).  Click HERE for more info.


PBC also operates a Sustainability Shop, allowing us to continue the conversation about sustainable living beyond the topic of composting.  Check out the Sustainability Shop HERE.  


Purple Bucket Compost was created in February of 2021 when we realized that nothing existed in all of Park County for food scrap collection.  While much of the county is still unserved, we are working to expand our network of self-service Purple Bucket Exchange Stations to allow those living in remote areas to compost on their schedule.  By placing Exchange Stations in convenient shopping areas, our customers can fill & exchange Purple Buckets on a schedule (and at a location) that fits their needs.  PB Exchange Stations are for residential customers only due to the limited capacity of each box.


Commercial service is available for restaurants, coffee shops, offices;  any business with paper towels in the bathroom has compostable waste, and we can customize a plan that works for your business.


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Getting started is easy.  Sign Up for commercial collection or self-service options here.  You'll receive a welcome email within a few hours detailing your commercial collection schedule or instructions for using a residential self-service location.  Not sure what to put inside your Purple Bucket?  Take a look at the quick-reference label on your bucket for a breakdown of what can and can't go inside.  No Meat, Bones, Dairy, or Bread.  You can find additional details here.   That's it!

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We expect to make the first distribution in the Spring/Summer of 2022.  We'll have a compost availability schedule out as soon as the details are finalized.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

One of our objectives is to educate our community about the importance of composting.  As part of that mission, we plan to donate finished compost for school gardens, assisted living planting events, and other community gardens & events, as possible (beginning 2022).  Please send requests for donated compost HERE.  Please ensure all requests are for community-based (not private) events/projects.

We currently serve Bailey, Conifer, Pine Junction, Evergreen, and the surrounding areas.  If you're within the shaded area, we can likely provide COMMERCIAL service to your address.  For residential service, self-service locations, currently in Bailey, Evergreen, Kittredge, Marshdale, Conifer Marketplace, and Kings Valley (Conifer) are available to everyone regardless of their address.  These are marked with Purple pins on the map.

If you would like to confirm COMMERCIAL service is available for your address, please email Corey@PurpleBucketCompost.com or go HERE to submit a request.  

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