Waste Services
Single-stream recycling at the Recycling Center

Waste Services Options

“Zero Waste or Darn Near” is Boulder County’s commitment to sensible resource management in government operations. Boulder County is equally committed to developing policies, programs and infrastructure that will help residents and businesses recycle traditional and hard-to-recycle materials, compost at home and at work, and safely manage hazardous materials that are associated with home care and automotive products, including oil paints and antifreeze.

Trash & Hauling

Boulder County operates transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers, as well as monitors and issues licenses for all the hauling companies that operate in the county.


Boulder County offers diverse recycling collection and drop-off options to residents, businesses and visitors.


Boulder County provides educational resources to encourage the residents to compost plant trimmings and vegetable waste in order to create a high-quality soil amendment. Composting can extend the life of our landfills by diverting almost 20% of the waste stream.

Zero Waste

Boulder County adopted the Zero Waste Action Plan in 2010, demonstrating a commitment to smart resource management. The county believes that waste can be reduced or eliminated through intentional actions, including Green Purchasing Policies and finding ways to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle discarded materials.

Hazardous Waste

Residents and businesses in Boulder and Broomfield Counties can use the Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF) to safely dispose of common products that require special disposal procedures.

Contact Us

Office of Sustainability, Climate Action and Resilience

OSCAR Team Members


Boulder County Courthouse
First Floor
1325 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Map and Directions

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306