Boulder County commissioners consider new composting facility, want residents’ input

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EcoGrow is found in a pile at A1 Organics in 2019. EcoGrow is food waste and residential compost that has been processed and has non-compostable materials removed.

Boulder County commissioners are considering building a local composting facility and want your input at a meeting scheduled for Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Boulder Recycling Center, 1901 63rd Street.

Boulder County currently contracts with A1 Organics, a Commerce City composting company, for its countywide composting program. In April 2023, A1 Organics workers said that in an effort to reduce contamination, they would not accept any paper as compost, including coffee filters, greasy pizza boxes, compostable takeout containers and more. Many restaurants now use compostable or compostable silverware, among other things, according to information on the Boulder County website. A1 Organics now only takes food scraps and yard waste.

Residents who are unable to attend the meeting can email questions, concerns and suggestions to [email protected].

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