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September 21, 2016

Boulder County Offers Funding For Zero Waste Programs

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

Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder County Resource Conservation Division is allocating $50,000 for its 2017 Zero Waste Funding Program. Zero Waste Funding Program applications are now available online. Proposals must be received at the Boulder County Resource Conservation Division office by Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at noon to be considered. Project funding will commence in January 2017.

Established in 1997, this program has awarded more than $1M for education and infrastructure initiatives that promote waste reductions and diversion from the landfill. Zero Waste Funding provides an opportunity for businesses, organizations, and individuals within our community to contribute to Boulder County’s vision of becoming a zero waste community. This vision is outlined in Boulder County’s Zero Waste Action Plan. In addition to the programs supported in prior years, Boulder County is encouraging programs with an emphasis on resource diversion (new tons diverted from the landfill) for businesses, residents, and government buildings. The county will continue to accept and consider applications for programs that fall outside of this limited focus.

The minimum funding amount available for a 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.

For more information on Zero Waste Funding, visit the zero waste webpage or contact Leigh Cushing at or 720-564-2238.