National Western Center Selects Compost Colorado to Manage Campus Composting Services

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Continuing its work toward becoming the most sustainable campus in the U.S., the National Western Center has announced a new partnership with Globeville-based Compost Colorado to provide composting services on the National Western Center campus. Composting services will allow the National Western Center to meet its sustainability goals and provide educational opportunities regarding sustainability that align with its mission, vision, and values.

“The National Western Center’s guiding principles call for us to be a good steward of the land, the air, and the water through all phases of redevelopment and campus operations,” said Brad Buchanan, CEO of the National Western Center Authority. “Partnering with Compost Colorado and centralizing composting operations on campus helps us achieve our waste reduction goals while also reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions that negatively impact the air quality in our communities.”

Compost Colorado is establishing a centralized compost processing hub at the National Western Center campus that will provide supportive organics processing infrastructure, help raise compost awareness to rural and urban communities, and support environmental justice efforts in the 80216 zip code. Once fully online, Compost Colorado will collect and compost up to 6,000 pounds of waste per week.

Compost Colorado will provide composting services on campus for events and operations for five years with the option for a five-year extension. All composting operations will occur on the National Western Center campus.

The National Western Center also hosted its first community Earth Day celebration at the Stockyards on Saturday, April 20. The event brought together community members and community partners for a family-friendly event that recognizes and furthers sustainability on campus and in Globeville and Elyria-Swansea.

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