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Apply for the Solid Waste Analyst Position with Pitkin County

Performs research and analytical work for the landfill, in the areas of cost management, performance benchmarking, and action plan tracking.  Also assists with planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs, practices, policies, and systems to provide recommendations on workload balancing and increase process efficiencies. 

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FRWD Grant Application is Live!

Have a project with significant waste diversion impacts in the Front Range of Colorado? We’re excited to offer a grant cycle focused on construction and demolition (C&D) waste diversion and reduction, organic waste projects, and recycling infrastructure and collection projects. With up to $5 million in funding, the FRWD Board of Directors is eager to support projects focused on advancing the circular economy through high-impact waste diversion initiatives.

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Colorado's Youth Dig into their Creativity to Create Compost Art!

The 16th Annual Recycle Colorado Poster Contest kicked off in March this year and was very successful! This years theme was "Colorado Loves Clean Compost which asked students to help us illustrate why composting is important to our state and the people who live in it. We received over 160 poster submissions from 24 different school across the state. We love to see the creativity the kids bring each year, whether its from our up and coming digital graphic designers, or classic marker, paint and crayon artists, to the realists who used compostable and non-compostable items to demonstrate what they have learned. 

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Be the next Zero Waste Strategic Advisor with the Boulder County Resource Conservation Division

In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to directly manage the development of zero-waste programs and infrastructure projects related to compost, construction & demolition recycling (C&D), hard-to-recycle materials, and hazardous waste. As our Zero Waste Strategic Advisor, you will play a critical role in helping to reduce waste disposal, protect the environment, and conserve natural resources in Boulder County. Your expertise will be relied upon to coordinate with elected officials and departments and provide core services required to complete projects successfully. 

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Sowing seeds of self-growth: Muhammad Khan finds community in volunteering

DENVER — For Muhammad Khan, Colorado soil is a far more formidable foe than the loamy pastures of his home in Lahore, Pakistan. Still, welcoming the challenge, Khan flicks seeds over his green thumb onto the frozen topsoil of his backyard and hopes for the moisture of late March snows to brace his garden against the approaching summer sun.

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Boulder County seeking an Administrative Technician

Boulder County Public Works department is seeking to hire an Administrative Technician. Boulder County is a Zero Waste leader that prioritizes achieving economic, environmental, and social goals through effective management of waste diversion facilities and programs. This position is a key component in our ongoing growth of waste diversion programs in Boulder County by meeting our customers' needs and supporting our Resource Conservation Division on a variety of projects. 

Learn more and apply: Administrative Technician

New Bill Passes Colorado Senate on Bipartisan Vote to Chart Path to Capture Food Scraps & Yard Trimmings Before They Go to the Landfill

DENVER—Currently, Colorado is needlessly filling up its landfills with food scraps and yard trimmings, magnifying climate impacts while foregoing economic benefits. When landfilled, this material produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Instead, it could be going to much
more beneficial uses.

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Region 8 Sustainable Materials Management Grant - APPLY NOW

The 2023 Sustainable Materials Management Region 8 Grant is open!

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RREO Recycling Rebate: Now accepting Applications!

The purpose of this RREO rebate is to assist free public recycling drop-off sites by offsetting a portion of the transportation costs incurred by shipping recyclables to market or to a processing center. The rebate period covers costs incurred by drop-off sites from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022.

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Compost Bill Addresses Climate Change and Building Healthy Soils


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Apply to be the Latin Community Outreach Coordinator at HC3

The High Country Conservation Center (HC3) is hiring for a new recycling position. This role will help Summit County reach its goal of 40% waste diversion by 2035. 

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EPA Environmental Justice Hiring

EPA is excited to announce the largest hiring effort to support environmental justice initiatives in Agency history! We are looking for talented staff dedicated to advancing equity and justice who want to join us from all around the country and support communities working to make change happen on the ground! Apply by March 27, 2023. 

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Denver Public Schools is hiring for a Sustainability Coordinator!

Come join a fun and high-performing team that is looking for administrative support. The sustainability coordinator works with the sustainability team to maintain accurate utility data, participates in process improvement opportunities and maintains customer satisfaction with utility related concerns. They are responsible for coordination of operational functions, such as financial, data, communications and sustainability program needs. 

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US Composting Council launches industry-focused career center

The USCC Career Center, powered by YM Careers, will help composting professionals and companies connect and facilitate industry growth.

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Now Available: RREO Program FY24 Mini-Grant Request for Applications

The purpose of this RFA is to fund projects that lead to opportunities to divert waste from landfills. The intent of this solicitation is to offer “mini-grants” through a simplified application process for small-scale projects that meet the goals of the RREO program. Grant funds are available for equipment and supplies purchases. 

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Aspen City Council approves new Organics Waste Diversion ordinance

New law will divert organics from the trash, and thus the landfill


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A1 ORGANICS: New Guidelines for residential and commercial compost collection

Effective April 1, 2023, accepted materials in residential and commercial compost collection will be limited to:

• ONLY food scraps

• ONLY yard / plant trimmings

• ONLY 3 gallon certified (CMA Approved) compostables bags used to collect food scraps


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The government will pay you $30 an hour to sort through Telluride’s trash in the name of social science

Picking through what’s left behind by high-season tourists will help towns in San Miguel County figure out how to change what people toss and why.

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RFP: Wasteless Colorado Springs

A request for proposals to hire a consultant for the City of Colorado Springs’ waste characterization study and action plan (project titledWastelessCOS) is now posted on BidNet. The closing date to submit proposals is 3pm MDT on March 15. The number for the posting is R23-006CA.

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RFP: Implementation of Reusable Service Ware Pilot Program

The Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency is seeking a firm to assist Denver retail food establishments with transitioning to reusable food service ware for onsite dining. This consultant will provide technical assistance and resources to facilitate retail food establishments' transition from disposable non-reusable food service ware to durable reusable food service ware for onsite dining.

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