1300 Canyon Blvd
P.O. Box 791
Boulder, CO 80306
Update to the Zero Waste Master Plan
The City of Boulder updates its Master Plans every five years. The original Master Plan for Waste Reduction was accepted by City Council in 2006. The waste reduction goals, and how the community will achieve them, need to be reviewed and updated. Plans for short- and long-term actions must reflect current funding, facilities and services. The City of Boulder's funding for waste reduction comes from a 1993 voter approved ballot initiative that charges a "trash tax" on residential and commercial waste. The trash tax generates approximately $1.8 million per year.
To be good stewards of tax payers' dollars, it is critical that the city assesses and evaluates the programs, services and facilities these funds support. Also, options for additional investments need to be considered for the 6400 Arapahoe Road site, purchased by the City in 2009 for the purpose of adding zero waste facilities. The Plan has been renamed the Zero Waste Master Plan (ZWMP) and the update process will take place in 2013.
Learn more about about the future waste reduction facilities at 6400 Arapahoe Rd.
For more information on the waste reduction programs, services and facilities provided by the City of Boulder, please visit the
Related City Council Documents:
Update Materials from Fall 2010 Boulder Matters public events:
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:28