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Summit for Recycling

June 7-9, 2015
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Poster Contest

Entries due April 27
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2021 Goals

Community Events

March 26, 2015
A Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting a Food Waste Assessment with the "Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging Toolkit"

March 29, 2015
C&D World Exhibition & Conference

April 6, 2015
Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) Certification Training Course

April 9, 2015
Paint Stewardship in Rural Areas

April 9, 2015
CURC Webinar: Is Your Education Outreach Changing Behavior?


Legislative Updates

HB15-1206 Sales & Use Tax Refund For Recycling Equipment

03/18/2015 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely

SB15-083 Certain Private Org Subject To CORA Requirements

02/04/2015 Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely

Recycling a boon to Colorado’s economy, study shows

This study reveals that investing in infrastructure that helps reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills is a win-win situation for the economy and the environment.


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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

Who’s your recycling hero? Nominate them for an award

Each year the Colorado Association for Recycling seeks nominations for our annual Recycling Awards. Submit your nomination before 3:00pm April 2.

Silent Auction Request for Donations

The Colorado Association For Recycling is holding a Silent Auction at the annual Summit for Recycling conference, June 7-9 in Vail. Please consider providing goods or services from your community, company or organization to be included in the auction.

Student Poster Contest – Call for Entries

There are thousands of talented "green artists" in Colorado. Perhaps some of them are students of yours. Give them the chance to showcase their talent and commitment to the environment by participating in CAFR's 9th annual recycling poster contest. All K-12 students and youth organization members are invited. Deadline for entry is April 27, 2015.

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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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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!