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Annual Meeting

October 4, 2017
Colorado Springs, CO
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2018 Summit for Recycling

June 3-5, 2018
Snowmass, CO
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Community Events

September 19, 2017
The APR Design Guide & The How 2 Recycle Label: A Partnership to Expand and Improve Plastics Recycling

September 19, 2017
Improving Safety at Transfer Stations in Rural Communities

September 19, 2017
LCA & EIOLCA in procurement: What's the difference? How are they useful?

September 19, 2017
Sustainable Materials Management at Universities

September 20, 2017
CAFR Member Tour: Alpine's Altogether Recycling Facility


Legislative Updates

Is policy important to you and your organization? CAFR members are invited to attend the Policy Committee Retreat July 19

The retreat is an important event for CAFR as it helps to set the tone for the year’s policy activities. This year’s event is especially meaningful because the input gathered during the meeting will feed directly into CAFR’s 2018–2020 Strategic Plan.

HB17-1275 Increase Solid Waste Diversion

05/01/2017 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

SB17-047 Additional Incentives Beneficial Use Waste Tires

01/11/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy


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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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CAFR Recycling News

Register now for CAFR’s 2017 Annual Meeting

Join us October 4 in Colorado Springs. This networking meeting is for CAFR members and people interested in recycling. Learn about what's going on in recycling in Colorado and the recent activities and accomplishments of CAFR.

CAFR Board of Directors supports newly established statewide diversion and recycling goals

Setting goals and tracking achievement is a best management practice in waste diversion. CAFR supports setting different goals for different parts of our state that have different challenges.

Learn what it takes to run a successful composting facility during the Compost Operations Training Course, October 30-November 3

Whether you’re just getting started or been at it for a while, this is the class for you. Early-bird registration rates good through September 30.

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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.


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Rehrig Pacific Company

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A-1 Organics

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!