Premier Events

2018 Summit for Recycling

June 3-5, 2018
Snowmass, CO
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Reserve your lodging before May 11!

Poster Contest Postponed

The contest will resume in the fall
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Community Events

April 21, 2018
3RC Earth Day Electronics Recycling Event

April 21, 2018
E-Waste Recycling Day

April 21, 2018
Recyclable Waste Collection Day

April 24, 2018
Northern Colorado Recycling Round Table

April 24, 2018
Sustainable Packaging Coalition Impact 2018


Legislative Updates

SB18-187 Marijuana Waste Recycling

04/10/2018 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

HB18-1350 Machine Tool Sales Tax Exemption For Scrap Metal

04/02/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Appropriations

HB18-1133 Marijuana Processor Registration

02/23/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely


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Welcome to the Colorado Association for Recycling

You are a part of our special mission: to take action that turns ever greater amounts of waste into marketable resources. Without you, our mission to advance infrastructure, end markets, and state and local policies in waste reduction, recovery, and diversion would not be successful.

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CAFR Recycling News

Colorado Springs Council leads the way with new regional focus for CAFR

Every community in Colorado has specific dynamics and needs. Realizing this, CAFR is developing regional councils to work on local issues across Colorado. In August of 2017, CAFR chose Colorado Springs as the first new regionally focused council.

Do you know an outstanding recycler who needs some recognition? Submit a nomination for the 2018 Recycling Awards

Deadline for nominations is March 30. The 2018 awards will be presented at the 29th annual CAFR Summit for Recycling conference in Snowmass Village, Colorado, June 3-5.

Recycling advocates defeat effort to repeal paint recycling program

To most observers, the Architectural Paint Stewardship Act is an example of a governmental initiative done right. It created a paint take-back program that incentivizes the responsible recycling of household hazardous waste, saves taxpayer money and provides low-cost, recycled paint to low-income families in Colorado. Thanks to the advocacy of program proponents, a recent repeal effort failed in the Colorado Senate.

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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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CAFR Says “Thank You” To Our Sponsors

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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