Boundaries: City limits of Boulder.
Collection Services are regulated by the City of Boulder.
Composting Guidelines: All food scraps and yard waste are allowed.
Trash service is sold in 32-gallon units with carts provided by Western available in 32-, 64-, or 96-gallon sizes. Rates are based on cart size. The City also assesses a “trash tax” based upon the level of trash service residents select which is an additional monthly charge. Trash is collected every week.
If you do not generate enough trash to fill a 32-gallon cart each week, Western offers another option:
Optional trash service: prepaid bags
The cost of collecting these bags whenever they are set out is included in their purchase price. If you put out no more than two of the bags per month, you can save money compared to subscribing for regularly scheduled service. As with regularly scheduled service, Western will supply you with recycling carts and will collect the recyclables bi-weekly. There is a monthly charge for the recyclables and compostables collection in addition to the cost of the prepaid trash bags.
Unlimited recyclables collection is included in the cost of the trash service you select. You select the cart size that works best for you. If you have a 32- or 64-gallon recyclables cart and need more capacity, you can get a 96-gallon cart at no extra charge – Call us at 303-444-2037. If you need more than one 96-gallon cart for your recyclables, there is a small fee for each additional cart. Recyclables are collected every other week.
Compostables Collection is included in the cost of the trash service you select. You may choose a 32-, 64- or 96-gallon cart for your compostables plus bundled branches (maximum bundle weight: 35 pounds; maximum individual branch thickness: 6 inches; maximum bundle size: 3 feet in diameter by 6 feet long).
We will collect bundles free-of-charge unless, when stacked, the measurement of all the bundles exceeds 9 feet high by 6 feet long by 3 feet wide. Unlimited bags of yard waste in compostable bags are also included with your trash service. If you have a 32- or 64-gallon compostable cart and need more capacity you can get a 96-gallon cart at no extra charge – Call us at 303-444-2037. If you need more than one 96-gallon cart for your compostables, there is a small fee for each additional cart. Compostables are collected every other week.
Set-out time: 7:00 a.m.
Proper cart placement:
- Two (2) feet apart
- At least three (3) feet from cars, trees, mailboxes, fences
- Cart wheels as close to the curb as possible
- Cart lid opening toward the street