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Eco-Cycle is a nonprofit social enterprise based in Boulder. As one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit recyclers, Eco-Cycle has been a Zero Waste pioneer since the organization started curbside recycling in the City of Boulder back in 1976. Since then, we have gone on to pioneer many more “firsts” in the industry, including providing the first commercial compost collections in our region, creating the first-of-its-kind Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM) and launching the Zero Waste movement in Colorado and the US. Eco-Cycle works to identify, explore, and demonstrate the emerging frontiers of sustainable resource management through the concepts and practices of Zero Waste.
As a social enterprise, Eco-Cycle invests revenues it receives from business activities, including providing recycling and compost hauling services to our business partners and operating both the Boulder County Recycling Center and the CHaRM to provide essential funding for Eco-Cycle’s award-winning schools programs as well as public education, outreach, and advocacy programs.
Eco-Cycle in the News
“No more greasy pizza boxes, paper towels or takeout containers in Front Range compost bins come April 1.” Denver Post. March 3, 2023.
“Where does Colorado’s 10-cent plastic bag fee go?” Denver 7. January 26, 2023.
“Details of producer responsibility for Colorado recycling getting hammered out.” Denver Gazette. January 25, 2023.
“Why your recycling doesn’t always get recycled.” National Geographic. January 17, 2023.
“Centering Equity: Community Cleanup Days.” City of Boulder News. January 13, 2023.
“Recycling win: Evergreen Sustainability Alliance keeps Christmas trees, Styrofoam from landfills.” Canyon Courier. January 6, 2023.
“Starting Jan. 1, everyone in Colorado will be charged 10 cents for every single-use bag.” Denver7 News. December 16, 2022.
“Colorado researchers created a new way to recycle plastics. But some question if it’s the right next step.” The Colorado Sun. December 9, 2022.
“Colorado’s recycling rate lags at half of national average, but new laws could boost participation.” The Denver Post. November 16, 2022.
“In Brief: FirstBank celebrates 10 years by giving back, Pitkin leads in recycling.” The Aspen Times. November 15, 2022.
“Vail lauded as a top municipality for recycling, composting in 2022 statewide report.” Vail Daily. November 15, 2022.
“Recycling: Obstacles and Progress.” How on Earth: The KGNU Science Show. November 15, 2022.
“Loveland leads state in residential recycling for sixth straight year.” City of Loveland News. November 15, 2022.
“Colorado turns in another trashy recycling rate, but advocates say better times could be ahead.” CPR News. November 15, 2022.
Interview with Suzanne Jones. Denver7 News. November 15, 2022.
“Colorado’s recycling rate hasn’t improved in five years, some hope new Denver recycling ordinance will help.” CBS News. November 14, 2022.
“Earth-Friendly Ways to Celebrate the Holidays.” City of Boulder News. October 24, 2022.
“Denver Initiated Ordinance 306: Should recycling and composting be required in apartment complexes, office buildings?” Denverite. October 17, 2022.
“Compost Right: Know Before You Throw.” City of Boulder News. October 6, 2022.
“Opinion: Recycling would expand in Denver under ballot measure 306.” The Colorado Sun. September 30, 2022.
“Boulder County foundation’s new grants to nonprofits top $193K.” Colorado Daily. September 30, 2022.
“When assessing chemical recycling, ‘follow the money.’” Resource Recycling. September 27, 2022
“Longmont City Council beefs up zero waste resolution.” Longmont Times Call. September 27, 2022
“Black Gold: Shifting to Quality Compost.” Boulder Weekly. September 22, 2022
“Coloradans are so bad at composting, whole truckloads are being rejected and sent to the dump.” CPR News. September 14, 2022
“Five Takeaways from the City’s Natural Climate Solutions Conversation.” City of Boulder News, August 25, 2022
“State legislators explain why they’re drawn to EPR.” Resource Recycling, August 9, 2022
“How cities and processors are adapting to sky-high fuel costs.” Resource Recycling, August 8, 2022
“Denver City Council greenlights pay-as-you-throw system for 2023.” Waste Dive, June 28, 2022
“Companies selling products in Colorado would pay fee under ‘bold’ recycling overhaul.” The Denver Post, May 14, 2022
“Colorado lawmakers just passed legislation creating a statewide recycling program. Here’s how it would work.” The Colorado Sun, May 13, 2022