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Summit for Recycling

June 7-9, 2015
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2021 Goals

Community Events

July 8, 2015
Colorado Product Stewardship Council Meeting

July 24, 2015
July 2015 CAFR Board of Directors Meeting

August 11, 2015
Rocky Mountain Organics Council Meeting

August 11, 2015
APR Webinar: What Really Goes in That Bale? An Overview of the 2015 National Mixed Rigid Bale Composition Study

August 13, 2015
CURC Webinar: Learning From Failure


Legislative Updates

SB15-076 Dispose Cathode Ray Tubes At Hazardous Waste Sites

04/30/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely

HB15-1386 Align Recycling & Machine Tool Tax Exemptions

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05/05/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely

HB15-1206 Sales & Use Tax Refund For Recycling Equipment

03/18/2015 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely


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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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CAFR Recycling News

Colorado’s Architectural Paint Stewardship Program goes into effect July 1

The intent of the program is to significantly increase the number of postconsumer paint collection sites and recycling opportunities for households, businesses and other generators of postconsumer architectural paint in Colorado.

Westword: Most Colorado glass doesn’t get recycled, but that’s starting to change

More communities are beginning to recognize that glass in the single-stream is problematic. Two companies recently received grants from the state to try and improve the way glass gets recycled.

Supreme Court decides not to hear PhRMA Case v. Alameda County

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a case brought by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and two other industry trade groups, which challenged the constitutionality of Alameda County, California's drug disposal law.

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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.

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