ARIZONA

-Phoenix: Recycled City is a pickup service for residents and small businesses. They set you up with a bin for corralling kitchen waste, which they then pick up - and you can choose to donate your soil to local farms and gardens, or take it back for your own use in your yard at home. They also keep a list of local restaurants who compost - take a look here if you'd like to support those local businesses!

-Tucson: If you can't set up a home compost pile, try Scraps on Scraps, which offers a biweekly pickup of food scraps and other compostable household waste. (They'll also pick up your Christmas tree around the holidays for a small fee!).

COLORADO

-Boulder: Curbside composting is offered by the city in Boulder. For more information about what you can include in your compost, the city offers more information here. If you're visiting this city, check out the compost bins on University of Colorado at Boulder's campus, where you can deposit small amounts of food scraps that you've generated on your trip.

-Denver: In Denver, you can pay to participate in the city's compost collection program (Hat tip to my friend Julie for sharing this!).

IDAHO

-Burley: Burley residents can take a free composting class - maybe this would be helpful for getting you started on composting in your backyard. Find out more here.

MONTANA

-Bozeman: The city of Bozeman collects yard trimmings for composting in the months of May through September. You can find out more, here. They don't collect food scraps, though, so you may want to consider composting those in your backyard.

-Columbia Falls: If backyard composting isn't doable for you, DIRT Rich Composting offers a curbside pick up service in the area.

NEVADA

-Las Vegas: If you're a Las Vegas resident interested in vermicomposting (composting using worms!), Las Vegas Worms offers worms and resources to get you started.

NEW MEXICO

-Bernalillo County area: You can take a composting class at NMSU to learn how to compost food scraps and yard waste at home in your backyard! For more information, visit their website here.

OKLAHOMA

-Central Oklahoma: Fertile Ground is a food scrap pickup service that will collect your kitchen waste to turn into compost that can be used by local gardens and urban farms - even better, they're bicycle powered and low emission!

UTAH

-Salt Lake City: The city offers free curbside compost pickup for food scraps and yard trimmings. They'll even provide the bin! Find out more here. If you'd prefer to compost at home in your backyard, they also offer some great resources to get you started.

WYOMING

-Casper: The city of Casper accepts yard waste for composting, here. But they don't take food scraps or kitchen waste, so you might consider composting those at home using a backyard composter or vermicomposter (a worm bin where worms eat your food scraps).

-Cheyenne: If you live in Cheyenne, you can drop off your yard trimmings at a local compost facility, free of charge. However, they don't accept food waste, so you may want to set up home composting in your backyard to take care of that.