Premier Events

Managing Waste in Healthcare

December 5, 2014
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Summit for Recycling

June 7-9, 2015
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2021 Solid Waste Goals

Community Events

November 11, 2014
International Computer Refurbisher Summit

November 13, 2014
Creating a Leaner Campus Recycling Program

November 15, 2014
US Composting Council Poster Contest - Deadline for Entry

November 15, 2014
America Recycles Day

November 18, 2014
CVP's Recycling Partnership: A Systems Solution


Legislative Updates

CDPHE releases report evaluating recycling, composting and pyrolysis

The report evaluates the potential impacts and roles that recycling, composting and pyrolysis may have on increasing the economic and environmental sustainability of managing Colorado’s waste-related resources.

HB14-1352 Update Waste Tire Management System

06/06/2014 Governor Signed

SB14-029 Architectural Paint Stewardship Program

06/06/2014 Governor Signed
CAFR Active Support


Welcome to the Colorado Association for Recycling

You are a part of our special mission: to support, educate and guide individuals and leaders in business, education, nonprofits and government to take action that turns ever greater amounts of waste into marketable resources. Without you, our mission would not be successful.

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Our online recycling directory lets you search for recycling facilities and services across the state. Find a recycler near you.

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CAFR Recycling News

Submit your most imaginative ideas for the 2015 Summit for Recycling program

With low landfill tip fees, a geographically dispersed population, and one of the lowest MSW recycling rates of any state, recycling volumes in Colorado remain low. CAFR invites you to submit an abstract for a session that will stimulate our thinking on this troubling reality.

New Funding Opportunity for End-Market Development

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is now accepting grant applications for projects that will develop in-state end-markets for recycled material. Applications are due November 3, 2014.

Meet the candidates for the CAFR Board of Directors

In November, CAFR members will elect five candidates to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term. The Nominating Committee is confident that these candidates have the time, energy, and ability to serve CAFR.

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Colorado - We Can Do Better

Did you know that the recycling rate in Colorado is only 11% 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.

CAFR is a Proud Member of NRC

The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) is a national nonprofit advocacy group with more than 6,000 members. The Coalition represents and advocates for every sector of the recycling industry across the country.

Through a partnership between Rubbermaid Commercial Products and RONA (now part of NRC), CAFR members can get 40 percent off the cost of Rubbermaid products. Click here for instructions on how to take advantage of this offer.

Featured Sponsor

Ball Corporation

Featured Supporter

Alpine Waste & Recycling

Featured Friend

City of Loveland

CAFR Says “Thank You” To Our Sponsors

Click on the links at left to learn more about our Sponsors, Supporters, and Friends. Learn how you can sponsor CAFR or make a donation. 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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Become a CAFR member, sponsor an event, or make a donation and actively contribute to furthering recycling in Colorado and the nation!