Organic Waste Collection

Vail Honeywagon provides collection services for organic material for commercial customers. Residential compost is managed through the Residential Drop-site Programs and at the Honeywagon Compost facility in Wolcott.

Vail Honeywagon has partnered with community hosts to establish conveniently located drop sites for residents who would like to participate in the compost program. It is a membership-based program that requires a commitment to follow composting guidelines in exchange for access to the secure drop site containers.

Organic Waste Collection for Commercial Customers

Compost BinsService Includes:

  • Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or on-call pickup options
  • Staff training and educational materials
  • Discounts on compost
  • Participant Recognition

Industries Served:

  • Restaurants
  • Resorts
  • Supermarkets
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Schools
  • Municipalities
  • Corporate Offices
  • Manufacturing facilities

Residential Curbside Collection Pilot Program

The Town of Vail and Vail Honeywagon are partnering to offer residential organic waste collection to select neighborhoods in the West Vail Area. This is a subscription based program that residents can sign up for to receive weekly organic waste collection and the Town is covering half of the cost for each resident who participates for up to one year. Space is limited in this program so sign up now.

Request pilot curbside collection information


Why Compost

Brand development is enhanced when sustainable initiatives are incorporated into your business.

Compost and recycling are the most visible ways for customers to recognize your establishment’s eco-friendly efforts.

What Goes in the Compost Bin

Compostable service products must be BPI certified. Look for this logo:

The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is the current standard in U.S. for composting. BPI and the US Composting Council use the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications to certify products as compostable. It was the Biodegradable Products Institute that created the compostable logo you see on our products. This logo is designed to reduce the confusion that surrounds plastic composting. The compostable logo can only be used on certified products. Because of that, it helps you know which products legitimately meet the ASTM D6400 and/or D6868 standards. It also helps your composter rest easy that the products you send them will biodegrade as expected.

Materials NOT acceptable for composting