Boulder Property Managers
Boulder apartments and condos recycle and compost 85% of their waste.
Boulder’s Universal Zero Waste Ordinance
Property owners are required to provide recycle and compost service and
educate tenants on what items go where.
(Learn more about the ordinance and how to comply .)
We’re Here to Help.
We've designed a zero waste toolkit and training video to help you get started. As a Boulder property owner, you also have access to FREE assistance to help you comply with Boulder's zero waste ordinance.
At no cost to you, a city Zero Waste Advisor can help you:
- Address barriers to adding composting and recycling service at your property;
- Determine the best place to place zero waste bins;
- Get standard signage or custom signage for your property; and
- Educate tenants and employees on new requirements and zero waste best practices.
*Zero waste advising services are provided to Boulder property owners through the city’s Trash Tax , and are subject to funding availability
Rolling grant program
The city’s rolling grant program provides funding for up to half the cost of enclosure expansions needed to accommodate proper containers for landfill, recycling and compost collection. Grant amounts awarded subject to staff discretion. Please contact Jamie Harkins at HarkinsJ@bouldercolorado.gov or 303-441-1846 to learn more.
*Grants provided through the city’s Trash Tax and subject to funding availability.
Free Recycling and Composting Signs
Clear, visible signs are an important tool to show your employees and customers what materials go where, and achieve your business’s zero waste goals. Click on the links below to download and print as many stock signs as you need.
Your business can also order up to three sets of laminated posters and bin labels, and two sets of bathroom composting posters at no charge.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request signs. Include your contact info, mailing address and the number of signs you would like. Please also have in mind which type of sign or signs you would like. All recycling, composting and landfill signs have options of three different levels of detail. Please view the different versions by clicking on the PDFs below.
Custom signs are made just for you, and show materials used at your property. Contact ZeroWaste@bouldercolorado.gov for instructions on how to submit photographs and get custom signs created for free.
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@example.com .