Eco-Cycle is one of the largest non-profit recyclers in the USA and has an international reputation as a pioneer and innovator in resource conservation.
We were created 39 years ago by everyday residents who had a passionate belief in conserving our natural resources. These Eco-Cycle volunteers brought recycling to town in 1976, making Boulder one of the first 20 communities in the U.S. to offer curbside recycling. We continue to be driven by these same passions and innovative actions.
is your community recycling processor. For 39 years, we have processed your recyclables, and we continue to do so as the operator of the county-owned Boulder County Recycling Center.
provides business recycling collections to more than 800 Boulder County businesses.
works to constantly create new recycling opportunities, such as the CHaRM, or Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials, Colorado's first community recycling center for electronic waste and many other unusual materials.
provides award-winning educational programs to over 25,000 kindergarten through 12th grade students in approximately 1000 Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley classrooms annually.
provides educational services for the community, including a Boulder County recycling hotline 303-444-6634 (M-F, 9-5) to answer all your recycling and waste reduction questions, and an army of more than 750 volunteers county-wide.
Eco-Cycle’s mission is to identify, explore and demonstrate the emerging frontiers of sustainable resource management through the concepts and practices of Zero Waste. We believe in individual and community action to transform society’s throw-away ethic into environmentally-responsible stewardship.
> Read about our Executive Director, Suzanne "Zan" Jones
> Read about the Executive Director of Eco-Cycle International, Eric Lombardi
> Meet our Board of Directors
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Volunteering with us is a great way to get involved as well. Learn more about our wealth of volunteer opportunities.