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May 19, 2020

Naming contest begins for the Boulder County Recycling Center’s new sorting robots

Boulder County, Colo. -The Boulder County Recycling Center is installing two robots to help sort recyclable materials more quickly, efficiently, and safely, and we’d like everyone’s help naming our two newest teammates.

Please visit the Recycling Center’s Facebook page to vote for your favorite name pairing so we can get the nametags ready for their uniforms. Voting for the naming contest will close on Monday, June 1. The winning names will be announced in June.

The robotic equipment was funded in part by a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s Recycling Resource Economic Opportunity (RREO) Program, which promotes economic development through waste diversion in Colorado.

“This is an exciting project to help Boulder County toward its goal to be Zero Waste or ‘darn near’ by 2025, and we are grateful to CDPHE for the grant funding,” said Darla Arians, Resource Conservation Division Manager. “This robotic technology will allow us to better serve residents, ensure more recyclable materials get a second life, and continue the resiliency and leadership of the county’s recycling center now and into the future.”

For more information, contact Darla Arians, Resource Conservation Division Manager, at, or visit

RCD robot