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I pledge to stop using these single-use items: paper & plastic checkout bags, bottled water, paper coffee cups and polystyrene take-out containers.

Instead, I will:

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FOLLOW us on Twitter and tweet about your reuse efforts with the hashtag #ichoosetoreuse


Participate in our I Choose to Reuse contests and win a prize!


Ask your friends to take the I Choose to Reuse 30-Day Challenge and enter your name in the spot on the pledge that says "Friend who recommended you take the pledge." Whoever gets the most friends to sign the pledge before April 30 wins.


Tweet about your efforts with the hashtag #ichoosetoreuse. The person with the most #ichoosetoreuse tweets on May 31 will win a prize.
Example tweet: #ichoosetoreuse my mug @ozocoffee

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Recycle, Compost & Reuse 

altIf every business, school, community event and home recycled, composted, reused and used the full Zero Waste services available to us in Boulder County, our community could potentially divert 80% or more of our waste from the landfill!



Guidelines and More for Boulder County


In your home:


At your business:



At school:


At your party or event:



Recycling Electronics and more Unusual Materials at the Eco-Cycle CHaRM in Boulder (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials)


Recycling Tips & Facts


Maps and locations of facilities in Boulder County


How-to videos


Household and Business Hazardous Waste



Seasonal Guides

  • Leaves & Pumpkin Compost Collection
  • COMING SOON: Wrapping Paper  and Christmas Tree Recycling
  • COMING SOON: Holiday Recycling Guide – how to recycle holiday lights, batteries, electronics, tissue paper, block foam packaging material (aka Styrofoam) and much more






Curbside Compost in your home


Compost drop-off centers


Eco-Cycle's Microbe Brew Compost Tea: Worm Casting Tea for Your Lawn and Garden



At your business

  • Eco-Cycle Services for Businesses: Pick-ups for Composting, Recycling, Electronics and other unusual materials, eco-friendly business consulting, compost and recycling trainings and more

At your school



At your event



Maps and locations



Our Reuse Resource


A-Z Recycling Guide


Reuse Programs in Boulder County


Eco-Cycle's Book Reuse Program


Boulder County Facilities 

Use these facilities to recycle traditional items (like cans, paper, cardboard, etc.), hard-to-recycle items (like electronics, plastic bags, small appliances, etc.) yard waste and household hazardous waste (paint, solvents, etc.), and construction materials (reusable building materials like cabinets, windows, etc.)

Tap on the facilities for locations, full guidelines and prices.

Recycling Centers:

Boulder Drop-off Center: Boulder County Recycling Center

Eco-Cycle CHaRM: Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (in Boulder)

Allenspark Drop-off Center

Erie Drop-off Center

Jamestown Drop-off Center

Longmont Drop-off Center

Lyons Drop-off Center

Nederland Drop-off Center

Niwot Drop-off Center

Ward Drop-off Center

CU Recycling Facility


Compost Drop-off Centers
These accept compostable materials for processing at an industrial composting facility. View compost guidelines.

Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials: CHaRM (in Boulder)

Longmont Waste Diversion Center


Construction and Demolition - Reuse

ReSource Yard, Boulder


Yard Waste

City of Boulder Yard Waste Drop-off Center

City of Longmont Yard Waste Drop-off Center


Hazardous Waste

Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) Facility (in Boulder)

What goes where? A-Z Recycling Guide



Eco-Cycle's What goes where? A to Z Guide lets you know how to recycle, compost or reuse just about anything in Boulder County.

Not in Boulder County? Check out Earth911.com


Click on the bar to see a list of more than 150 items that can be recycled, composted or reused. Select your item and Voila! Mystery solved. 

Have a suggestion for the A-Z Guide? Email us or call 303-444-6634. 


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With efforts like yours, we're keeping more resources out of landfills, preventing toxins from entering our soil and groundwater, preserving natural resources for generations to come, and building a Zero Waste community. Thank you.


Beyond recycling

To further support your efforts, Eco-Cycle is spearheading an international movement toward Zero Waste. This movement goes to the source of environmental destruction by holding industry responsible for the products and waste they create. Zero Waste demands that goods are designed for the environment, not the landfill. With the help of dedicated recyclers like yourself and other community partners, we hope to create a Zero Waste community model for the rest of the world.

Thanks again for your commitment to doing the right thing.

Eco-Cycle Staff and Volunteers


Eco-Cycle is non-profit organization. Consider making a donation today.