Every $1 invested in Zero Waste programs in Boulder County gives $3 back to the community.
Nearly 86,000 jobs in Colorado are generated by the recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing industries. Many of these jobs are within Boulder County.
When The Buff Restaurant in Boulder moved to its new location, the restaurant reused and re-purposed many of the materials that were already there.
Re-purposed materials included the wood from the previous restaurant’s booths which was made into new booths, and some of the new wood walls were created by turning around the existing bead board. In 2014, the Buff received PACE certification in Zero Waste and earned recognition from Western Disposal for diverting more than 95 percent of its waste into compost and recycle. The Buff hopes that its waste consciousness extends far beyond its doors and compostable containers.
The Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility can help by recycling, or properly disposing of, hazardous materials.
Yes! Nederland’s transfer station now accepts compostable bags full of organic material.
Check out Boulder County’s informative videos about composting, recycling, and hazardous waste.