Some county buildings are reopening to the public on June 1, while other services remain online. See current safer-at-home order with face coverings.

Resources are available for those impacted by COVID-19. For help, submit questions or call 720-776-0822 weekdays (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Level 1 Fire Restrictions remain in place for western Boulder County. View the flyer and map for more details. No fires, no shooting.

Boulder County’s recycling drop-off centers are still open to the public at this time. Please follow social distancing onsite.
As a health and safety measure, all self-guided and guided tours of the Boulder County Recycling Center are suspended to help prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


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.

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Recycling Videos

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?

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Recycling Center Tours

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.

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Zero Waste

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.

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Electronic & Computer Waste (E-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.

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Boulder County Recycling Center
1901 63rd St
Boulder, CO 80301
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

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