Join Us For Our Free Document-Shredding Days
Western Disposal partners with Shred-It, a document destruction company, to offer free shredding of confidential materials; other recyclables are not accepted.
WHO: For Western Disposal residential customers only; events are not open to the general public.
WHAT: Bring your confidential materials such as tax returns, medical forms, bank statements, etc., for safe and secure destruction.
- Volume limit: 5 copy boxes or 32-gallon bags weighing no more than 35 lbs. each
- No separating required
- Clips and staples are okay
- Folders and notebooks are okay. No 3-ring binders please!
- No phonebooks, catalogs or magazines
- No electronic media—paper documents only.
WHERE: Western Disposal’s Trash and Recycle Center, 5880 Butte Mill Road, Boulder
WHEN: Events are scheduled on Sundays so that we are not competing with the traffic of our own equipment and the public bringing in trash and recyclable materials.
- Sunday, June 3rd
- Sunday, August 5th
- Sunday, October 7th
- 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
During our shred events, volunteers for Crayons to Calculators will be on hand collecting donations. This important program provides backpacks filled with school supplies to low income students throughout the Boulder and St. Vrain Valley school districts.
Free Compost & Mulch Days Have Been Discontinued
In May 2017, Western Disposal announced a change in our compost facility operations. We are no longer processing organic material into compost. Instead, we are grinding collected material to emerald ash borer quarantine standards and transporting this material to A-1 Organics in Keenesburg for compost processing.
For the foreseeable future, we will continue to sell compost purchased from A-1 Organics at our Trash and Recycle Center. However, because we are no longer making our own compost at our facility, we are no longer in a position to give compost away.
Free mulch, made from yard waste dropped off at Western Disposal, will continue to be available year-round at the City of Boulder public works site, located at 5301 Pearl Parkway in Boulder. The entrance is on the north side of Pearl Parkway between 55th and 49th streets. Remember to bring containers, gloves and a shovel or pitchfork to load your mulch. Please note free mulch WILL NOT be available directly through Western Disposal.