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Virtual Public Meeting Regarding Possible Changes to the Land Use Code Related to Composting Incidental to Farming


Virtual Public Meeting Regarding Possible Changes to the Boulder County Land Use Code Related to Composting Incidental to Farming - 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 2023

Please note that any changes to the Code through this potential amendment will not apply to industrial composting facilities.

What: Community Meeting to review potential changes to the Land Use Code related to composting incidental to farming.
Who: Boulder County residents, residents of neighboring jurisdictions interested in composting and farmers and other professionals interested in regenerative farming practices
When: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Virtual meeting via Zoom. Register to attend

Registration is required, but participants can register at any time, including after the meeting has started. The meeting will include a brief presentation and overview of the existing code language, as well as the opportunity for staff to hear directly from the community regarding the changes under consideration.

Currently, the Land Use Code allows composting incidental to farming on farms up to a 1,000 cubic yard limit. However, the Code prohibits the collection of composting material from the general public and doesn’t allow retail sales of finished compost products on site. Agricultural community members and local partners pursuing regenerative farming practices have expressed how these provisions act as barriers to local circular economic approaches. For example, farmers incur high costs to import necessary materials from outside of the County to make finished compost products.

At this time, staff is seeking public input prior to requesting authorization from the Board of County Commissioners to pursue revisions to the Land Use Code to allow the collection of materials and sale of finished compost and will continue to seek feedback throughout any future Code amendment process.

This project is still in the conceptual phase and a formal public comment period is not yet open. Subscribe to the Land Use Code Notification email list to keep up-to-date on proposed amendments and public meetings and hearings. For more information, email Long Range Planner Andrea Vaughn or call 303-441-1356.

It is Boulder County policy to make county programs, meetings, activities, and services accessible to individuals with disabilities, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need special assistance, contact the ADA Coordinator at 303-441-3525.

Event Details

Start dateFebruary 16, 2023 6:00 pmEnd dateFebruary 16, 2023 8:00 pmCalendarCommunity Planning & Permitting, Home PageGoogle Calendar

Organizer Details

OrganizerCommunity Planning & PermittingPhone303-441-3930Emailplanner@bouldercounty.govWebsiteCommunity Planning & Permitting Department


VenueVirtual via Zoom