Winter composting reduces waste

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- With fresh snow on the ground Monday morning, odds are your garden probably isn't on your mind.

The folks at the Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College Compost Facility, are already looking forward to spring.

They're preparing their compost piles, with nutrient-rich "treasures" you might be putting in the trash.

Bryan Reed, the faculty adviser for the CMU/WCCC Compost Facility, said, "As we generate food waste, each individual food component has nutrients in it. It's really good to compost in the winter time so your compost is ready to go in the spring when you need it."

Next Monday at 2:00 p.m. the club will set up shop again at their facility on Blichmann Avenue in Grand Junction.

They accept not only organic table scraps, but leaves, pet hair, and dust that might collect in your vacuum bag.