Starting Oct. 1: YOU can recycle more types of plastics in Boulder County than ever before!
The Boulder County Recycling Center, operated by Eco-Cycle, has completed major upgrades. That means the publicly-owned facility now accepts more types of plastics for recycling -- something the public has been requesting for a long time!
Some examples of the NEW items include:
- “Clamshell” containers, such as berry containers of all sizes (please remove liners in smaller clamshells)
- Flat plastic tub lids, such as yogurt container lids
- Rigid plastics, such as buckets (EMPTY, no need to remove handle)
The new, state-of-the-art plastic optical sorting system is expected to increase the amount and quality of plastics sorted, helping Boulder County progress toward its goal of Zero Waste or Darn Near by 2025, and resulting in higher revenues for the public Recycling Center.
The Zero Waste Climate Connection
The connection between the waste we generate and our global climate crisis is direct and undeniable. Going for Zero Waste is one of the fastest ways communities can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and help fight climate change.