Colorado is one of the most wasteful states, recycling only 12% of its waste compared to 34% nationwide.
Denver, the state’s population center, only recycled 20 percent of its discards in 2016. Curbside recycling is available only to most single-family residents--not to multi-family properties or businesses--and curbside composting is only available to a small percentage of Denver’s population.
The Zero Waste Climate Connection
There is a direct connection between our waste footprint and climate impact. Going for Zero Waste one of the fastest ways communities can mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.