Sustainability Tips for Downtown Boulder Businesses

Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) is your one-stop-shop for business sustainability in Boulder County.  PACE provides:

  • Expert advising services
  • Assistance with rebates and financing
  • Certification and recognition for businesses’ achievements

PACE helps businesses save energy, reduce waste, conserve and protect water, and use alternative transportation.  PACE Business Sustainability Advisors work one-on-one with businesses and provide expert, customized assistance to help them reach their sustainability goals and gain recognition for their accomplishments.  PACE services are available at no cost to businesses in Boulder County. 

Join more than 3,700 businesses in Boulder County taking advantage of PACE services, supporting a strong economy and implementing environmentally sustainable practices in our community.  

Check out what businesses have to say about PACE: 

It's easy to get started with PACE - visit  or call 303-786-7223.

Steps to take in getting your business signed-up for Zero Waste Services:

Sign up for waste hauling services, which include:
(1) Collection of ALL your discards (recycling, composting and other hard to throw away items).
(2) Education within your company to help you reduce costly waste in the first place.
(3) Promotion programs that let our community know about your commitment and successes.

Resources and suppliers for compostable food service ware

The PACE program can help you select recyclable and compostable food service ware that suits your needs and complements your collection services. We offer some samples and an up-to-date list of products for purchase from local retailers, through your restaurant supply vendor or online stores.

Environmentally Preferable Product Vendors:

Food Service Vendors with Preferable Products:

As you convert from recyclable cups, plates and utensils to compostable items, please consider a tax deductible donation of your stock on hand to one of our community non-profit partners:

Bridge House Homeless Community Center
1120 ½ Pine Street (behind the First Congregational Church)
Phone: 303-442-8300 (10 am – 3 pm, Monday - Friday)
Isabel McDevitt, Executive Director  at

EFAA-Emergency Family Assistance Association
1575 Yarmouth Avenue
Phone: 303-442-3042
Liz Rowland at

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
4869 N. Broadway (October-April only)
Phone: 303-468-4323
Sarah Haas at


*Maintenance of the Pearl Street Mall is done in the most environmental manner possible. Learn more about maintenance.

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