Eco-Cycle launched recycling in Colorado in 1976, and today is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit recyclers and a leader of the Zero Waste movement. For over 46 years, our local Zero Waste models have helped transform our “take-make-waste” society, conserving natural resources and providing climate solutions. We work with every sector of the community to innovate, implement, and advocate for local and global Zero Waste solutions to foster a more regenerative, equitable, and climate-resilient future.
- Keep Contamination from Creeping into Your CompostJust like recycling, composting happens locally. To keep contamination out of your curbside compost bin, check your local compost guidelines! Composting—whether through curbside service, … Read more
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- On-Farm Composting Tours Coming This Fall!Eco-Cycle and local farm partners are demonstrating the vision of a community-based Circular Compost System. Together, we are building a multi-scale, distributed compost approach … Read more
WHAT WE OFFER AT ECO-CYCLE
Zero Waste Guides and Resources
Guidelines for waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting; reports; videos; presentations; fact sheets; toolkits; maps; kids’ activities; and more for browsing or free download.
Zero Waste Services and Facilities
Eco-Cycle’s Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM), the Boulder County Recycling Center, commercial hauling services, business consulting, and Zero Waste events equipment rentals.
More than 40% of our climate impact comes from our “consumption emissions”—or how we extract, consume, and dispose of our stuff and our food. As one of the leading Zero Waste organizations in the world, Eco-Cycle is prioritizing three major solutions to reduce and even reverse these emissions.
The Urgency to Reduce Plastics
Plastic pollution is choking the planet. We must take action NOW.
Composting & Carbon Farming
Applying compost to landscapes builds healthier soils, and helps reverse climate change.
Zero Waste Colorado
Our work to implement recycling and composting infrastructure and policies throughout the state
WAYS TO TAKE ACTION
Make a donation to help us fulfill our mission of building Zero Waste communities in Boulder County and throughout the state.