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About Green Girl

Green Girl Recycling was started in 1998 by Bridget Johnson, when she lived on Sugarloaf Road and was alerted to the fact that mountain communities did not enjoy the same recycling services the City of Boulder residences had. With much effort, Bridget was able to educate mountain families on Sugarloaf Road and sign people up for once, twice and weekly recycling services. Green Girl Recycling has continuously grown to expand not only Sugarloaf Mountain residents, but also to mountain communities all throughout greater Boulder County. Our recycling region spans from Coal Creek Canyon down south to just north of Lyons and from the Peak-to-Peak Highway west down every mountain road into each main town following every canyon. Green Girl Recycling focuses on providing an extremely convenient one-stop recycling service where households enjoy the private service of having someone go right into their garage or shed to remove their recyclables on a predetermined pickup schedule.


In April of 2004, Bridget and Matthew Johnson purchased Green Mountain Recycling Services. At that time, Green Mountain Recycling had been in business for over fourteen years and focused primarily on businesses in and around the Boulder County area. Green Mountain recycling has been and is able to offer not only recycling services to all its customers on a very personalized level, (we offer inside as well as outside recycling receptacles for restaurants, businesses, offices and commercial buildings). We specialize in setting up personalized front-door recycling programs that work for each customer as well as offer one-stop secure shredding services, electronics recycling and hard-to-recycle items service.

In December of 2008, Green Girl Recycling grew again acquiring over 300 customers and equipment from Waste-Not Recycling which allowed the Green Girl Team to expand geographically up into Larimer and Weld Counties. This addition allowed the company to grow north into Berthoud, Loveland, Fort Collins, and east into Greeley and then south down into Firestone.

Every time we have expanded routes, increased items we could help businesses divert and or aided companies looking to set up a program that would truly work within their parameters; we’ve learned that we are amazing at adapting and creating recycling and diversion programs that work for all our customers.  Our passion comes from keeping as much out of the landfill as possible.  We love helping others find ways to divert and be as green as possible.


Green Girl Recycling was first named to Mercury 100 Fastest Growing Companies in 2010 and has successfully been honored with this award in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 -2022.   The Boulder County Business Report Annually ranks companies based on two-year revenue growth. 

In 2021 Bridget Johnson was honored as a recipient of the  Colorado Titan 100.  The Titan 100 program recognizes Colorado’s Top 100 CEOs & C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that include demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion. In 2022 Bridget was excited to win this prestigious award a second time! 

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