Boulder Property Owners
Boulder apartments and condos recycle and compost 85 percent of their waste.
Boulder’s Universal Zero Waste Ordinance
Property owners (commercial and residential, including multi-family complexes and HOAs) are required to provide recycling and compost collection services and educate tenants on what items go where.
Learn more about the ordinance and how to comply.
We’re Here to Help.
Clear, visible signs are an important tool to show your tenants and customers what materials go where, and achieve your property's zero waste goals. Click on the links below to download and print as many stock signs as you need.
You can also request laminated versions of the free signs and larger, horizontally oriented signs designed for multi-family complex waste enclosures at no charge.
Email [email protected] to request signs. Include your contact info, mailing address and the quantities and types of signs you would like. Or, click on the PDFs below to print your own.
What Goes Where?
The following resources should help you and your tenants properly dispose of most general waste items. Direct your tenants to our What Goes Where page for a full list of Boulder’s zero waste facilities, services and helpful tips and tricks.
Bear Protection Ordinance
Own property west of Broadway and south of Sumac? All waste carts at your property must be secured from bears. Learn more about the ordinance and how to comply .
Questions about zero waste?
Contact the city at 303-441-1931 or email us at [email protected].