Resource Conservation Advisory Board (RCAB)

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

RCAB meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month, 4:45 - 6:30 p.m. at the Boulder County Recycling Center, 1901 63rd St., Boulder. Occasionally, the schedule is adjusted due to holidays or other significant events.

Recruiting New Members

Interested in joining RCAB as a board member? There are currently three open board seats: at-large, hauler representative, and a representative from the town of Erie. Visit the Advisory Boards and Commissions website for more information and to apply.

Upcoming Meeting

RCAB is meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25, beginning at 4:45 p.m.

The meeting agenda will be posted one week before the meeting.

RCAB Bylaws

For more information about RCAB, email  

Meeting Documents

Minutes are posted after approval by the advisory board.

March Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts
February Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts
January Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts

December Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts
November Agenda Minutes  Meeting Handouts
October Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts
September  Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts
August Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts
July Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts
June Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts
May Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts
April Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts 
March Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts
February Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts

 2015 Minutes Meeting Handouts
 2014 Agenda Minutes Meeting Handouts
 2013  n/a Minutes  n/a
 2012  n/a Minutes  n/a
 2011  n/a Minutes  n/a
 2010  n/a Minutes  n/a
 2009  n/a Minutes  n/a
 2008  n/a Minutes  n/a

Board Members

Membership is comprised of:

  • Five at-large members, one representative from Boulder County government and one representative from each of the following organizations - Center for ReSource Conservation, Eco-Cycle, University of Colorado Recycling Services, Western Disposal Services and one additional Hauler (appointed by the County Commissioners)
  • One representative from each of the following communities (appointed by the community that they represent) - Boulder, Broomfield, Erie, Jamestown, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Lyons, Nederland, Superior, Ward.

 Representing Last Name   First Name  Position
 At-large  Vacant    
 At-large  Plass  Tim  Citizen
 At-large  Donovan  Michael  Citizen
 At-large  Malloy  Shari  Citizen
 At-large  Callas  Russ  Citizen
 Boulder  Morzel  Lisa  City Council
 Boulder County  Arians  Darla  County staff
 Broomfield  Garcia  Shirley  Staff
 Center for ReSource Conservation  Lurie  Neal  Staff
 CU Recycling  DeBell  Jack  Director
 Eco-Cycle  Jones  Suzanne  Director
 Erie  Vacant    
 Hauler  Vacant    
 Jamestown  Johnson  Bridget Citizen
 Lafayette  Walton  Stephanie Staff 
 Louisville  Persichetti  Mark Citizen 
 Longmont  Kamenides    Charles Staff
 Lyons  Matsch   Dan Citizen
 Nederland  Pelletier  Chris Staff
 Superior  Toth Martin Staff
 Ward  Hughes  Holly Citizen
 Western Disposal  Isaacson  Bryce  VP Sales/Marketing

Solid Waste & Diversion Survey

RCAB implemented a survey of its members in 2012 to gather solid waste and diversion data for 2011 by community. The survey provides a quick overview of what each town/city does for solid waste diversion, incentives, costs, tons and kinds of materials diverted.

Boulder County Community Solid Waste and Diversion Survey – 2011

Research Reports

Boulder County Recycling Center Analysis, Kessler Consulting, Inc., innovative waste solutions, January 2015

Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion: Baseline Information and Gap Analysis. Boulder County Zero Waste Effort,
Grace Stone, Inc., January 2009

Boulder County Construction and Demolition Infrastructure Study, Materials Generation Estimate, and Market Analysis, UHG Consulting and the Center for Resource Conservation, 2010

Final Organic Waste Management Feasibility Evaluation Report for Boulder County, Colorado, Tetra Tech Inc., October 2010 

Waste Composition Study, Boulder County, MSW Consultants/Cascadia , December 2010 


Sustainability Office

Leigh Cushing
Zero Waste Sustainability Specialist

Boulder County Courthouse
First floor
1325 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Map & Directions

Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306