By Eco-Cycle Staff
Colorado generated a record 9.3 million tons of waste in 2017, according to the second annual State of Recycling in Colorado report, released earlier this month by Eco-Cycle and the Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG). While waste generation was up, the report found that the state’s recycling rate remained stagnant at 12 percent, well below the national average of 35 percent.
The report’s city-by-city breakdown found that Loveland (61 percent), Boulder (52 percent), and Louisville (44 percent) continue to have the best residential recycling rates. Fort Collins has the best overall recycling rate for residential, commercial, and industrial waste (55 percent), and Aspen’s -residential recycling rate of 40 percent is the best outside of the Front Range.
By Kathleen Thurmes, Eco-Cycle
Holy crap! Dogs in the United States produce enough waste to fill 109 football fields 10 feet deep every year!
And I imagine that we’re producing our fair share and then some in Boulder County, which has tens of thousands of dog owners.
So where does all that waste end up? That’s the question Rose Seemann, founder of EnviroWagg dog waste composting,