While not all homes will have compost and recycling, the services are available for all Longmont residences.
- Best overall: reusable serviceware
- Next best alternative: based on business’ preference and access to compost service collection:
- Compostable takeout containers and serviceware that is both CMA and BPI certified.
- Recyclable takeout containers that contain post-consumer recycled content and are accepted per Boulder County recycling guidelines
Best practice: offer disposable utensils only upon request from customers and assume customers have access to reusable utensils in their homes. The same could be applied to condiments, like salt, pepper, and ketchup.
Please be aware, there are NO disposable cups, NO disposable cup lids, and NO utensils that are recyclable in Boulder County. When purchasing these items, either choose compostable options that are both CMA and BPI certified OR items with post-consumer recycled content so that they at least support the use of recycled materials even if they are destined for the landfill.