Premier Events

2018 Summit for Recycling

June 3-5, 2018
Snowmass, CO
Super early-bird rates good through March 9!
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Poster Contest Postponed

The contest will resume in the fall
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Community Events

February 27, 2018
Measurement Matters Summit

February 28, 2018
Climate Leadership Conference

March 1, 2018
CAFR Policy Committee Meeting

March 2, 2018
Advancing Environmental Education Conference

March 5, 2018


Legislative Updates

SB18-045 Repeal Architectural Paint Stewardship Act

02/21/2018 Senate Second Reading Lost with Amendments - Committee

HB18-1054 Affordable Housing Plastic Shopping Bag Tax

01/31/2018 House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely

HB18-1133 Marijuana Processor Registration

01/22/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources


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CAFR Recycling News

Calling all college students! Apply for a conference scholarship to meet in Snowmass this summer

This conference scholarship program provides funds for college students to attend the CAFR Summit for Recycling conference, June 3-5, 2018, in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Application deadline April 20.

End-Market Development Pilot Program Design and Cooordination

Request for Proposals
Organization: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Deadline: March 13, 2018

Letter from the CAFR president: Exciting new direction for CAFR in 2018

CAFR’s new mission is to build a statewide presence and establish CAFR as the go-to agency for advancing infrastructure, end markets and policies in waste reduction, recovery and diversion.

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Colorado - We Can Do Better

Did you know that the recycling rate in Colorado is only 12% compared to 34% in the rest of the country?

CAFR created this video to showcase the recycling challenges and successes in Colorado. Watch it and be inspired to improve Colorado’s recycling efforts! And help us get the word out by sharing the video with a friend.


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Click on the links at left to learn more about our partners. Learn how you can support CAFR. Your dollars support our public education and industry advancement efforts throughout the state. We couldn’t do all we do without your support!

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