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Waste Reduction

Near-zero waste programs reduces waste throughout BHP

Boulder Housing Partners reduces waste through agency-wide near-zero waste programs and continued employee and BHP community member engagement.

diversion rate at main office, near to the City’s goal of 85% waste diverted from the landfill

All apartment communities include trash, recycling and composting services

As a partner in the City of Boulder’s zero-waste future, Boulder Housing Partners provides trash, recycling and composting services at all BHP apartment communities to help reach City goals of 85% landfill diversion. In addition to trash and recycling, BHP added composting services in 2016. Composted food waste is a valuable resource. It enriches Colorado soil, saves landfill space, reduces methane gas and helps our local Boulder community reach the goal to be zero-waste.

Partnering with the City of Boulder to provide better signage and educational materials on composting and recycling at our apartment communities.

It’s easy to stand in front of a set of trash, recycling and compost bins and wonder what goes where. We look for ways to provide signage and helpful tools to solve the mystery and keep items in the correct bins for processing. Visit ECO-Cycle for handy sheets on what goes where and a searchable A-Z guide.

Composting tip:

If you can eat it, it can be composted in the curbside bin. Other compostable items include coffee filters, napkins, tissues, paper towels, plant trimmings and more.

BHP as an Eco-Cycle Greenstar Business Member since 2014

If every business, school, community event and home recycled, composted, reused and used the full Zero Waste services available in Boulder County, our community could potentially divert 80% or more of our waste from the landfill. As an Eco-Cycle Green Star Business member, Eco-cycle provides expert conservation consulting, trainings, educational materials and a networking group to help Boulder Housing Partners achieve near-zero goals.

BHP recycles all electronics from main office

Boulder Housing Partners recycles all electronics from our main office through Eco-Cycle’s Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM) facility. We also seek ways to connect apartment communities with electronic recycling through on-site pilot programs. Televisions, computers and most other electronics can contain a host of toxic substances such as lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic that could contaminate groundwater when landfilled.

Educational Tip:

Remember plastic bags are for the trash – but you can find a local grocery store that will recycle them for you!