Boulder County proposes new compost facility off Hwy. 287


December 2, 2020

In 2018, the EPA reported the total generation of municipal solid waste (MSW) in the United States was 292.4 million tons or 4.9 pounds per person per day. Of the total MSW, 25 million tons were composted. This included approximately 22.3 million tons of yard trimmings and 2.6 million tons of food waste across the United States.

At a local level, Boulder County estimates that almost 20% of the...

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