January 01 2024

Universal Recycling Ordinance is in effect

Starting Jan. 1, 2024, the Universal Recycling Ordinance will be in effect, which requires recycling services for commercial properties and multifamily properties within the City of Longmont.

In addition, statewide bans of plastic bags and Polystirene (Styrofoam) go into effect at this time.

July 12 2023

City Council Passes Universal Recycling Ordinance

The Longmont City Council passed the Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO) in the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 11, to support the City’s goal of diverting 75% of our waste from the landfill by 2030 and 95% by 2050. The Ordinance focuses on a phased implementation for recycling and organics diversion for commercial and large multifamily properties.

June 2023

First of readings for the Universal Recycling Ordinance

February 15 2022

Waste Services update to Longmont City Council

Waste Services update to Longmont City Council regarding the four key directives given to staff by the City Council, as well as related supporting work being undertaken by the Equitable Climate Action Team (ECAT).

March → May 2022

Community engagement

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June 28 2022

Council discussion of the drafted update to the Zero Waste Resolution

Council approval of the updated Zero Waste Resolution

September 27 2022

City Council Discussion and Direction

City of Longmont staff are returning to City Council for discussion and direction on the update to the Zero Waste Resolution at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27. After direction given at the June 28 City Council meeting, staff has updated the Resolution and will be presenting two iterations for Council to vote on. This Resolution will provide guidance on the next steps for increasing waste diversion in the community, including the drafting of a Universal Recycling Ordinance which staff is on track to discuss with Council by the end of 2022.  

Follow the Engage Longmont webpage or contact the City’s Sustainability program at sustainability@longmontcolorado.gov to learn how you can get involved in next steps. City staff are specifically looking for local business owners, multifamily landlords and residents to discuss the Universal Recycling Ordinance. 

December 13 2022

Council approval of the Universal Recycling Ordinance

Council approval of the Universal Recycling Ordinance