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Public Works Resource Conservation Division Winter Newsletter

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Hello and welcome to the Public Works Resource Conservation Division Newsletter!

I’m so happy to be in your inbox.

This quarterly newsletter will keep you up- to-date with Resource Conservation Division (RCD) news and provide you with fun information and helpful resources.

Now that we’re in the new year, I thought it’d be fun to do a little recap of some of my favorite moments at the Resource Conservation Division in 2023.

Staff at Earth Day

  • I loved meeting lots of new people at many different outreach events in 2023, including this one at Nude Foods for Earth Day.
  • In April, the RCD crew set out for our Adopt-a-Road rubbish pick up alongside Cherryvale Road.

RCD staff At Adopt a Road

  • Tuesdays are the day when most of our team is in the office. It's a day filled with camaraderie and enjoyment, reflecting the positive vibes of our office culture. Pictured here is my office mate, Tina, on Halloween.

Tina in costume
  • In November, we held the first ever “Reduce and Reuse Showcase.” Ten businesses and organizations were represented to talk about how they reduce and reuse to make our world a better place.
People at Reduce and Reuse Showcase
  • Some RCD staff and a few others who contribute greatly to our work went bowling for our staff holiday party in December.
Staff at Holiday Party

The holiday season has come to an end, and you might be wondering what to do with your Christmas tree and leftover gift wrap. We're here to help!

Did you know that wrapping paper is not the best for recycling at paper mills? Because of this, the Boulder County Recycling Center doesn't want it in the regular recycling bins; however, we understand that there's a lot of it during the holidays. That's why, until January 31, you can take your non-metallic gift wrap to the Boulder County Recycling Center Drop-Off Center at 1901 63rd Street in Boulder for recycling.

Just remember to take off all ribbons, bows, and tags before you drop off your gift wrap. And please, no glitter! Let's make sure we recycle right.

If you're wondering what to do with your Christmas tree, we've got you covered! Depending on where you live in the county, there are various places where you can take your tree. Check out the options on our website. Before dropping off your tree, make sure to remove all tinsel, lights, and decorations. Let's keep it simple and eco-friendly!

Holiday Tree Recycling

Check out the options on our website

Plastic Pollution Reduction Act

Guides to Sustainable Serviceware for Restaurants and Food Prep Businesses

Guided Tours of the Boulder County Recycling Center

Contact me for a guided tour of the recycling center! More information can be found here: Recycling Center Tours