Join a Council or Committee

Email Ally Byzewski, Office Manager at Recycle Colorado, with your council or committee interest(s) if you would like to join a council or committee and start receiving email updates.

Regional Councils

Regional councils serve a specific geographic region in the state and exist to provide access to Recycle Colorado programs and support to areas outside of the greater Denver area. Regional councils host quarterly meetings that focus on bringing information and education to members and/or updating council members on the current council action project if there is one. Participation on regional councils is for current Recycle Colorado members. Each member is allowed to bring a guest one time for the purpose of exploring the work of the council.

Northern Colorado

The Northern Colorado Council supports Recycle Colorado members in Fort Collins, Larimer County, Weld County, and Boulder County. The council serves as a business education and outreach group, providing recycling education through social media, thank-you cards that encourage businesses to recycle, and quarterly presentations on important topics. In 2021 presentations focused on local Colorado end-markets and in 2022 focus on upcoming state and local plastic bans and how they will affect our Northern Colorado communities.  Join this passionate group today!

Chair: Becca Walkinshaw, Republic Services
Vice Chair: Amy Randell, 5280 Waste Solutions
Recorder: Ermine Cunningham
Board Liaison: Charlie Kamenides, City of Longmont


Western Slope

The Western Slope Council serves multiple counties including, but not limited to, Delta, La Plata, Mesa, Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray, Pitkin and Gunnison (at this time). This council has explored a public awareness campaign to inform the public about the importance of recycling and composting to preserve a clean, green Western Slope, including a centralized database (app and website) that provides information on which materials can be recycled or composted and where to take them.

Chair: Jeff Purdy, Capco
Vice Chair: Jonathan Greenspan (Greeny), W.E.C.A.N.
Recorder: Jennifer Richardson, Mesa County Solid Waste
Board Liaison:Jennifer Richardson, Mesa County Solid Waste & Melissa Kirr, Walking Mountains Science Center

Rural Recycling Policy Committee

The Rural Recycling Policy Committee was created to support our rural communities in Colorado. If you would like to improve recycling and composting in these areas, please feel free to join a meeting. If you have questions, please email Monique DiGiorgio or Sarah Jones.

Subject-Matter Councils

Subject-matter councils are formed specifically to focus on advancing infrastructure, end markets and policy for a specific material, industry or subject matter. The council brings together stakeholders that have a vested interest in this specific issue. Councils meet at least quarterly for information updates and/or to work on a current action project.

Composting Council

The Composting Council is Recycle Colorado’s most tenured council. This council works to grow market-driven compost infrastructure and or capacity, create and drive end markets requiring standards for use and drive local and state policies requiring the use of organic recovery and compost. The compost council has developed a strategic plan and is working diligently on multiple projects. This council is also associated with the U.S. Composting Council.

Why you should become a COCC Member

Co-ChairDan Matsch, Eco-Cycle
Co-Chair: Monique DiGiorgio, Table to Farm Compost
Financial Liaison: Julie Mach, Elements Mountain Compost 
Naomi Curland, Sustainable Resilient Longmont
Board Liaison
: Jessica Lally, City and County of Denver

Construction and Demolition (C&D) Council

The C&D Council promotes the increase of end markets for C&D material in Colorado. The council has prioritized C&D materials by economic value and researched end markets for the five most valuable materials with no end markets in Colorado. Read the 2019 final report (PDF)

Chair: Michael Port, Pitkin County Solid Waste Center
Vice Chair: Dan Pearsall, Artistic Aerial Productions
Recorder: Nina Waysdorf, Walking Mountains Science Center
Board Liaison: Emily Wilson, GreenSheen & Jonathan Wachtel, City of Lakewood

Policy Committee

The Recycle Colorado Policy Committee works on local and state policy to advance waste diversion through reuse/remanufacturing and composting. Check out the Policy page to learn more about this group and the work they have been able to do:

Chair: Randy Moorman, Eco-Cycle
Vice Chair: Jenifer Freeman, Swire Coca-Cola
Vice Chair: Brandy Moe, GreenSheen Paint
Recorder: Ryan Call, Eco-Cycle
Board Liaison: Alicia Archibald, Kessler Consulting