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Food Waste Awareness Week

  • Boulder County Courthouse 1325 Pearl Street Boulder, CO, 80302 United States (map)

Boulder County residents and businesses are doing a great job of getting their food scraps into the compost bin rather than the landfill, but there’s a lot more we could all be doing to reduce food waste before it gets to the point of composting!

Boulder County and its partners are working to help our residents, businesses, and students fight food waste wherever they can! We are following the EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy to help prevent and divert wasted food within our county.


The average family of 4 loses $1500 a year on wasted food.

Wasting 1lb of beef is like pouring more than 1500 gallons of water down the drain.

40% of food is wasted while 12.8% of Boulder County residents are food insecure.

We all have an opportunity to make a difference. Food Waste ends with YOU!