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Waste Free is the Way to Be!

Minimizing waste is better for the environment and offers residual benefits from job creation to money savings. Boulder, Colorado took a bold step, committing to be a Zero Waste community (or “dam near”) by 2025. To jumpstart action, the Boulder City Council adopted stringent requirements for city residents, including requiring all business to separate recyclables and compostable from trash, all single-family homeowners and property manager to subscribe to waste hauling services, and direct all recyclable materials to the Boulder County Recycling Center.  Thanks to major diversion programs for items ranging from clothes to pet waste and other efforts such as a total at-home composting program, Boulder is well on its way to being trash free.

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