Recycling, Composting (in Bear Country), & Slash

Next Recycling Pick-up:
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 a.m. – Noon
Church Parking Lot
Single-Stream only

Schedule: Recycling, Compost, & Slash



Introducing Jamestown’s Zero Waste Program: Recycling, Compost, & Slash!
Grant program duration: April 2017 – March 2018

Great news – Jamestown was awarded a 2017 Sustainability Grant for $6,785 from Boulder County! We are excited to join the County’s efforts to approach “Zero Waste” by 2020!

Instead of requiring the Town to provide a cash match, the County has agreed to a match with in-kind volunteer hours. Because of Jamestown’s incredible volunteer culture, we think this is going to be fun. Looking for an opportunity to help? Jump on in! See below for contact information.

What Does This Mean for Jamestown?

Monthly Single-Stream Recycling Pick-Ups

  • When: 2nd Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. – Noon. No pick-up in July; program ends March 2018.
  • What: Single Stream: i.e. commingled plastic, glass, aluminum, paper. Please don’t flatten containers (it helps the auto-sorters separate materials).  More here: Single-Stream poster.
  • Where: JT Church Parking Lot
  • Cost: Free (…donations gladly accepted to extend this program!)
  • Hauler: Green Girl Recycling

Compost Outreach & Education: “Composting in Bear Country” Kickoff Meeting

  • This meeting took place Tuesday, April 25th, 6:00 p.m.
  • Speaker #1 – Michelle Durant – “Bear Tracker Update”
  • Speaker #2 – Sharon Bokan (CSU Extension)– “Composting in Bear Country”
  • 2 composting bins, a bear fence and energizer, a composting thermometer and a worm bin (complete with 1,000 worms!) were given away as prizes.
  • From the Recycling Committee in collaboration with the Save Our Bears Group

“Hard-to-Recycle Day”

JT’s 2016 Hard-to-Recycle Day

  • Jamestown will host one “Hard-to-Recycle Day” within the year.
  • Acceptable items include: electronics, batteries, paint, light bulbs, scrap metal, clothing, books, etc. Be watching for more information.
  • Fall 2017/ Date and time TBD.

Slash Days

  • This grant includes help with slash. Program being designed.
    • Acceptable materials: up to 6″ diameter branches, branches, pine needles, leaves, etc. More info to come.
  • Spring & Fall 2017/ Exact dates and times TBD.

Zero Waste for 4th of July!

In the past, Green Girl has donated all services to the JT 4th of July event!

  • This grant funds (for the first time ever!) pick-ups for recycling and compost generated by our 4th of July Community Celebration.





Interested in joining the Recycling Committee? Jamestown is turning a darker shade of green this year. Come be a part of this incredible transformation!


  • Ken Lenarcic, Chair | (303) 598-8059 (cell)
  • Erika Archer |