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Managing Waste in Healthcare

December 5, 2014
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Summit for Recycling

June 7-9, 2015
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Community Events

December 5, 2014
Managing Waste in Healthcare: Roundtable Discussion II

December 16, 2014
Improving Quality: Reducing Curbside Contamination

May 5, 2015
National Zero Waste Business Conference

June 7, 2015
Summit for Recycling

September 1, 2015
E-Scrap Conference


Legislative Updates

CDPHE releases report evaluating recycling, composting and pyrolysis

The report evaluates the potential impacts and roles that recycling, composting and pyrolysis may have on increasing the economic and environmental sustainability of managing Colorado’s waste-related resources.

HB14-1352 Update Waste Tire Management System

06/06/2014 Governor Signed

SB14-029 Architectural Paint Stewardship Program

06/06/2014 Governor Signed
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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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Support CAFR on Colorado Gives Day! Schedule your donation now

Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event is coming up and we need your support. Give where you live on Colorado Gives Day. Your support helps us 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.

Meet healthcare sustainability leaders in Colorado and hear their waste management best practices for hospital facilities

CAFR will host a panel discussion and facilitated Q&A session December 5 in Westminster.

Meet the candidates for the CAFR Board of Directors

In November, CAFR members will elect five candidates to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term. The Nominating Committee is confident that these candidates have the time, energy, and ability to serve CAFR.

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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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Alpine Waste & Recycling

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Western Disposal Services

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!