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2018 Summit for Recycling

June 3-5, 2018
Snowmass, CO
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Poster Contest Postponed

The contest will resume in the fall
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Community Events

March 22, 2018
March 2018 CAFR Board of Directors Meeting

March 29, 2018
E-Waste Recycling - What's Missing?

April 4, 2018
Recycling Markets Development in the 21st Century

April 6, 2018
CAFR Colorado Springs Council Quarterly Meeting

April 10, 2018
On the Ground Lessons Learned from Municipalities to Reduce Contamination of Residential Recycling


Legislative Updates

HB18-1133 Marijuana Processor Registration

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

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


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CAFR Recycling News

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.

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.

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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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