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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

April 29, 2015
Colorado Council for Sustainable Purchasing

May 3, 2015
International Compost Awareness Week

May 5, 2015
4th Annual USZWBC National Zero Waste Business Conference

May 5, 2015
National Zero Waste Business Conference

May 6, 2015
Section 14, Composting, Proposed Regulation Revision Stakeholder Meeting


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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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

Colorado College takes top spot in “Food Service Oganics” division of RecycleMania

4.5 million students recycle and compost 80.1 million pounds in the 2015 RecycleMania tournament.

Help us meet our fundraising goal

We are at 78% of our fundraising goal for the 2015 Summit for Recycling. Help us ‘close the loop’ by contributing to the $13,550 still needed. Every dollar helps. Can you sponsor the Summit?

Each year the Summit provides world-class educational sessions and networking for more than 270 attendees, brings together industry leaders to help move recycling forward in Colorado, and offers scholarships to select Colorado university students to attend, mentoring future recycling professionals. Sponsor now.

CAFR members: Register for the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Summit today

Special offer only for NRC’s Affiliates’ members: upon acceptance of your application, you will receive a discounted of $50 off the current rate!

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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.

Featured Sponsor

Ball Corporation

Featured Supporter

PaintCare, Inc.

Featured Friend

Centennial Recycling

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!