Boulder has published a digital waste sorting guide for community members explaining how to dispose of different types of waste in Boulder County. The Waste Sorting 101 guide provides information about what items to put in compost, recycling and trash bins, as well as information on discarding hard-to-recycle and hazardous items, according to a Boulder news release. It also includes a recycling guide, locations of recycling centers and other resources.
“Building sorting knowledge in our community is an important part of our collective journey to achieve zero waste,” Jamie Harkins, Boulder’s sustainability senior manager of circular economies, stated in the release. “Every correctly sorted waste item is a step closer to a more waste-free system and circular future.”
The move is part of the city’s campaign to promote a circular economy through reduced consumption as well as reuse and repair of materials. Boulder has a goal of reaching 85% waste diversion by 2025 and carbon neutrality by 2035.