When you throw something away, it doesn’t just go “away.” That’s where we come in.

Western Disposal is a local, family-owned business that provides trash, recycling and compost collection services to residential and commercial customers throughout Boulder, Broomfield and neighboring counties. Our Materials Management Center accepts hard to recycle materials such as electronics, mattresses and tires.

Committed to quality service, our community, and the environment, Western’s core values closely align with those of the residents and businesses we serve.

Established in 1970, Western Disposal is Boulder County’s only locally owned, locally based, full-service solid waste management company. Still going strong more than 50 years later, we attribute our longevity to a laser focus on customer satisfaction and dedicated employees committed to providing exceptional service. Centrally located in east Boulder with staff on call seven days a week, we are uniquely positioned to rapidly respond to customer needs.

The Way to a Better Environment

Established in 1970 with the belief that a local company providing dependable, environmentally friendly waste collection services would benefit the entire community, Western has remained local and is still going strong more than 50 years later. We take pride in being an engaged community partner, innovating and implementing best practices in responsible waste management and environmental stewardship and always looking forward.

Western Disposal timeline 1970-2021
Western Disposal timeline 1970-2021

Giving Back

We are committed to giving back to the communities we serve and are a consistent supporter of Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFFA), Boulder Community Health Foundation and Imagine! Foundation. Our primary philanthropy, Crayons to Calculators, provides students in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley public schools with the supplies they need to succeed at school. We are proud of this partnership, which serves families in need and provides more than 11,000 backpacks filled with grade-appropriate supplies to local students annually. In January 2019, we formed the Western Disposal & Associates Foundation, which targets support for local early childhood education programs.

Greening Our Operations

As a longtime member of the community, we share the core values that aim to reduce environmental impacts, providing services that help our customers responsibly manage their waste, thereby paving “The Way to A Better Environment.” In addition to being a leader in helping local communities become more sustainable, we invest in equipment and technologies to minimize our own impact on the environment.

Our collection fleet is fueled by cleaner-burning renewable natural gas (RNG), reducing our CO2 emissions by more than 1,100 metric tons annually. We power our facilities with 90% renewable energy. Our routing software improves safety, reduces vehicle miles driven and reduces fuel usage, along with our carbon footprint. Western Disposal has had ongoing PACE certification, a measure of overall commercial environmental stewardship, for 13 years.