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October 12, 2015

Applications now open for requesting zero waste program funds

Boulder County to allocate $50,000 for reuse, recycling and
composting programs

Boulder, Colorado - Boulder County Resource Conservation Division will
distribute $50,000 as part of its 2016 Zero Waste Funding Program. Applications
for the Zero Waste Funding Program are now being accepted.
Applications must be received at the Resource Conservation Division
office by Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. to be considered

The minimum funding
amount available for any project is $1,000, with a maximum of $10,000. Local
governments, non-profit organizations, school districts, schools, private
companies and individuals may apply as long as the scope of work is within
Boulder County or the City and County of Broomfield and insurance requirements
are met.

Attendance at a proposal
workshop is required for all
applicants who have not received funding in the past, and attendance is encouraged
for all other applicants.

What: Application/Proposal Workshop

When: Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 4-5 p.m.

Where: Boulder County Recycling Center, 1901 63rd

Who: Any applicants who have not previously received
funding are required to attend

The workshop will
provide answers to questions about the program and the application process, as
well as other details. To obtain a funding application, please contact David
Bebak at

Zero Waste Funding projects provide an opportunity for individuals,
organizations and businesses to participate in Boulder County’s vision of
becoming a zero waste community. The details of this vision are outlined in the
Boulder County Zero
Waste Action Plan
. In
addition to programs supported in prior years, programs with an emphasis on
resource diversion (tons diverted from landfill) for businesses, residents and
government buildings are encouraged to apply. The county will also accept and
consider applications for programs that fall outside of this limited focus.

Established in 1997, this funding has awarded more than one
million dollars for education and infrastructure initiatives that promote waste
reduction and diversion. This next cycle of project funding will begin in
January, 2016.

For more information about the Zero Waste Funding Program,
contact David Bebak at 720-564-2224 or