Stage 1 fire restrictions, enacted for unincorporated areas of western Boulder County.

Resource Conservation Division
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Resource Conservation Division

The Resource Conservation Division strives to lead and promote actions that will help Boulder County reach its goal of Zero Waste or darn near by 2025. Our mission is to provide convenient, cost-effective facilities and programs to help Boulder County reduce waste disposal, protect the environment, and conserve natural resources.

Guided Recycling Center Tours

Self-Guided Recycling Center Tours

  • Self-Guided Tours are open Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-3p.m., excluding holidays.
  • Self-guided tours are best for small groups (less than 10 people) and people with young kids (less than 5 years old).
  • Educational exhibits at the Boulder County Recycling Center explain how cans, bottles, jars and paper are separated and sorted to be shipped across the country and made into something new. Overlooking the processing center, visitors can also see single-stream recycling technology in action. Other exhibits focus on the natural resources used to make common materials such as soda cans and plastic bottles and the environmental benefits of recycling these items.

Resource Conservation Advisory Board (RCAB) formed in 2002 to advise the Board of County Commissioners.

Contact Us

Resource Conservation Division



Boulder County Recycling Center
1901 63rd St.
Boulder, CO 80301
Map and Directions
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.