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Resource Conservation Division

News & Events

Compost Workshops 
Free backyard composting workshops offered to Boulder County residents.

View workshop flyer.

Programs & Services

The Resource Conservation Division strives to lead and promote actions that will help Boulder County reach its goal of Zero Waste or darn near by 2025. Our mission is to provide convenient, cost-effective facilities and programs to help Boulder County reduce waste disposal, protect the environment, and conserve natural resources.


The Resource Conservation Advisory Board (RCAB) was formed in 2002 to advise the Board of County Commissioners on major waste diversion policies and strategies.

Composting & Organics

Composting is a natural process of decomposition that creates a high-quality soil amendment.

Electronics Disposal in Landfills is Prohibited in Colorado

 Electronics & Computer Waste - The “Electronic Recycling Jobs Act,” (SB12-133) prohibits the disposal of waste electronic devices (e-waste) in Colorado as of July 1, 2013. This new law affects consumers, waste haulers, transfer stations, and landfill operators throughout the state. Effective July 1, residents can no longer place computers and many other types of electronics at the curb, or in the waste bins, for collection and disposal. Instead consumers must deliver their electronic equipment to collection facilities or collection events for recycling.

Hazardous Waste

The Hazardous Materials Management Facility accepts wastes from residents and businesses in Boulder and Broomfield counties.

Incentives & Funding


Trash & Hauling

The division also offers countywide public education and outreach; manages services for Boulder County government offices including in-house zero waste services, electronics waste recycling and hazardous waste disposal; assists in funding environmental education programs (provided by Eco-Cycle) in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley schools; and provides Zero Waste funding opportunities.

Studies and Reports



Zero Waste

  • Zero Waste Event Planning Guide 
    This guide offers practical information for planning, organizing and hosting a zero waste event.
  • Zero Waste Resolution of 2005 
    This resolution set an initial goal of: increasing waste diversion for Boulder County government and for the county as a whole, to 50% or better by the year 2010. The ultimate goal of Boulder County’s Zero Waste Plan is to eliminate waste (i.e. achieve Zero Waste or “darn near”) by 2025.
  • Zero Waste Resolution 2010
  • In 2010, Boulder County Commissioners passed RESOLUTION 2010-143. The resolution confirmed Boulder County’s commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality in the county now and for future generations, and formally adopted the Zero Waste Action Plan.
  • Zero Waste Action Plan 
    Boulder County’s Zero Waste Action Plan outlines immediate, mid-term, and long-term plans to achieve a goal of "Zero Waste - or darn near" throughout Boulder County, including unincorporated areas, by 2025.
  • Zero Waste
    Read more about Boulder County's commitment to Zero Waste.



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Resource Conservation Division

720-564-2227 (fax)
Resource Conservation Division


Boulder County Recycling Center
1901 63rd St.
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
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Mailing Address

1901 63rd St.
Boulder, CO 80301