Learn about opportunities to recycle in Boulder County including traditional recyclables such as bottles and cans, household and business hazardous waste, and organics. Tour the Boulder County Recycling Center and see single-stream processing equipment in action.
Short educational videos about recycling include titles such as How Do I Recycle This, How Clean Do My Recyclables Need to Be, What Do the Recycling Symbols Mean, What Happens to Recyclables, and Why Aren’t Frozen Food Boxes Recyclable?
Free self guided and guided tours explain the processing equipment used in the recycling facility and let participants see the fast action of the workers and machinery sorting items.
Zero Waste is a new waste management strategy eliminating waste as much as possible by returning recyclables to the market place, and composting. The county aims to be a Zero Waste community – or darn near – by 2025.
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.