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February 18, 2023

Online Questionnaire Open on Possible Changes to the Land Use Code Related to Composting Incidental to Farming

Any changes to the Code through this potential amendment will not apply to industrial composting facilities


Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting is requesting community participation in an online questionnaire for a potential update for composting incidental to farming operations.

View and complete the questionnaire at www.boco.org/CompostingFarmingQuestionnaire through March 3 (ver en español).

Please note, this update will not impact the provisions related to industrial composting.

This potential Land Use Code update is intended to further the county’s goals related to sustainability and climate goals, regenerative farming initiatives, and the development of a local circular economy. This update would allow agricultural producers to source composting material from the public, which could then be composted on the farm. The finished compost would be used on-site for farming operations or sold as part of allowed Accessory Agricultural Sales.

The release of the online questionnaire follows a community meeting, which was held virtually on February 16. For those who were unable to attend in person, a recording of the presentation and the meeting is available at www.boco.org/CompostingFarming.

This project is still in the conceptual phase and a formal public comment period is not yet open. To receive updates regarding this project as it moves forward, subscribe to receive updates via email or text message.

For more information, email Long Range Planner Andrea Vaughn or call 303-441-1356.