Environmental Advisory Board
Community Recycling Study
As part of their Strategic Plan Goal of a Beautiful and Environmentally Sensitive City, Westminster’s City Council has established as an objective a convenient recycling program for residents and businesses with a high level of participation.
To reach this objective, Westminster conducted a critical analysis of trash and recycling services in the City. Instead of running trash collection, Westminster licenses collectors for both trash and recycling. The current system has varying service levels from haulers and inconsistencies with pricing.
Between the years 2010 and the beginning of 2012, trash collectors, residents, businesses, the Environmental Advisory Board and the Green Team worked together to prepare recommendations for City Council on how to improve recycling in Westminster. For more information on these recommendations, please review the June 4, 2012 City Council Study Session. Based on feedback from City Council, the Board and staff are working on recommended revisions the solid waste code, improving education on recycling and the improving the recycling drop-off location program. Fees and a recycling diversion rates for the City are not being investigated.
The mission of the Environmental Advisory Board is to:
(A) Advise City Council and staff on matters in the community pertaining to solid waste disposal, yard waste recycling, air quality enhancements, hazardous waste management and storm water quality.
(B) Make recommendations to City Council and staff regarding the development of city-wide community and/or neighborhood programs to address long-range recycling and solid waste disposal issues; programs to address grass, tree limb and leaf recycling; programs to address air quality enhancements, such as ground-level ozone programs to address hazardous waste recycling and/or disposal; and to educate the community and serve in an advisory capacity regarding storm water quality programs.
(C) Encourage citizen participation in community recycling efforts and promote public education on the environmental benefits of various community programs, including curbside recycling, Christmas tree recycling, composting, ground level ozone action alerts, wood burning bans and household hazardous waste disposal opportunities.
NOTE: Please see the official City calendar for all Environmental Advisory Board meeting dates.
All meetings are open to the public. For more information on the board’s activities, please contact Rachel Harlow-Schalk, 303-658-2189.
Lisa Bressler (Chairperson)
Nick Pizzuti (Vice-Chair)
Ron Gallegos (Secretary)
Edwin Cook, Alternate
Mary Lindsey, Co-Council Liaison
Faith Winter, Co-Council Liaison
Staff Liaison: Rachel Harlow-Schalk