University of Wisconsin–Madison

Zero Waste Fort Collins: Road to Zero Waste Plan

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
Zero waste is the concept of composting, reusing, and recycling all materials so no waste is sent to landfills, incinerators, or the ocean. Fort Collins has used key policies to pursue zero waste, including: providing recycling universally to all residents and businesses; prohibiting electronic equipment, recyclable cardboard, other recyclables, and hazardous materials from landfills; removing compostable organics from landfills; and reusing or recycling construction, remodeling, and demolition debris.

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