Waste Reduction Advisory Committee

Overview

The Waste Reduction Advisory Committee is appointed by City Council to promote waste reduction and zero waste awareness and programs in Lafayette. The committee reviews and recommends waste reduction programs to the City Council and promotes a variety of zero waste programs throughout the city aimed at reducing waste through conservation awareness, conscious consumption and community solutions aimed at sustainability.

Meetings 

  • 6:30 pm on the 1st Thursday of each month
  • Conference Room,Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Rd. Lafayette, CO 80026 
  1. Agendas & Minutes
  2. Members
  3. Contact

Agendas & Minutes are available prior to the meetings. Draft minutes are also available. 

Learn More 

  • Video presentation to Council on August 2, 2016 by the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee.

Objectives

The Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC) strives to promote waste reduction through the following objectives:

  • To achieve and maintain fiscal independence by obtaining business sponsorships at events, city funding, and/or grant funding
  • To become and stay involved with local and national networks (like Eco-Cycle, Sierra Club, and Grassroots Recycling)
  • To facilitate and promote waste reduction in the community; this involves expanding waste reduction (recycling / composting) programs and facilities in both the public and private sectors
  • To increase the use of recycled and environmentally-friendly products in the city, county, and state establishments as well as increase the convenience and availability of recycled materials in the community; increase the use of post-consumer products like using recycled paper and increase the recycling of cans, paper, and plastics at city and county facilities
  • To maintain recycling availability, visibility, and education at community events and to continue to increase the zero-waste status of these events
  • To provide waste reduction and energy reduction education at community events