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Colorado Paint Stewardship Program

PaintCare Inc., a non-profit organization established by the American Coatings Association, will develop and submit a Program Plan, with input from stakeholders, for approval to the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment before the end of the year.
 

This entry was posted on Sunday, September 14th, 2014.

Are you looking for a fun and creative way to increase school recycling participation in your community?

Keep America Beautiful’s, fourth annual, “Recycle-Bowl,” is a nationwide recycling competition for elementary, middle and high-school students.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014.

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.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014.

CAFR Strategic Planning Survey

CAFR’s Strategic Planning Committee is conducting a member survey to identify your thoughts on where we put our resources now and how that might be improved in the future.

This entry was posted on Saturday, June 21st, 2014.

HB14-1352 Update Waste Tire Management System

06/06/2014 Governor Signed

This entry was posted on Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

SB14-029 Architectural Paint Stewardship Program

06/06/2014 Governor Signed
CAFR Active Support

This entry was posted on Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

HB14-1207 CDPHE Household Medication Take-back Program

05/21/2014 Governor Signed

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014.

Congratulations to the student winners of CAFR’s statewide recycling poster contest

Winners will be recognized at a brief award ceremony June 8, 3:00pm, at the DoubleTree by Hilton (1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.) in Colorado Springs. The ceremony is part of the Recycled Art Market. The art market is free and open to the public from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

This entry was posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014.

HB14-1159 Biogas System Components Sales & Use Tax Exemption

05/17/2014 Governor Signed

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 18th, 2014.

SB14-179 Flood Debris Cleanup Grants

05/17/2014 Governor Signed

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 18th, 2014.

SB14-063 Mandatory Review Of State Agency Rules

03/27/2014 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014.

Paint Stewardship – Tax, User Fee or a program whose time has come?

What is the difference between a tax and a user fee? A tax is an amount of money levied by a government on its citizens and used to run the government. A user fee is a fee charged for the use of a product or service.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014.

HB14-1226 Local Government Authority To Regulate Plastics

02/13/2014 House Committee on Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Friday, February 14th, 2014.

CAFR talks to Colorado Public Radio about the Paint Stewardship Bill

Colorado has a unique opportunity to enact paint stewardship legislation in partnership with the paint industry. Listen to CAFR Executive Director Marjorie Griek talk about HB14-029, the Architectural Paint Stewardship Bill.

This entry was posted on Monday, February 3rd, 2014.

Recycling in the News: Colorado lawmakers will be asked to recycle that paint in the basement

Colorado lawmaker won’t be asked to watch paint dry, but they will see a bill to reycle those old paint cans in the basement. The Colorado Association for Recycling and the industry are working on a bill to create an industry-based paint recycling program.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014.

Executive Recycling company and executives sentenced for fraud and international environmental crimes

The owner and chief executive officer of Executive Recycling were sentenced today for their roles in a fraudulent scheme related to the disposal and exportation of electronic waste to foreign countries.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013.

EPA publishes 2011 Municipal Solid Waste Report

According to the EPA, on average in 2011, Americans generated 4.40 pounds of trash per person per day, and only recycled and composted 1.53 pounds of it.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013.

CDPHE E-Waste Materials Now Available in Spanish

Outreach materials for the electronic waste ban are now offered in Spanish and available online.

This entry was posted on Saturday, June 8th, 2013.

SJR13-038 Increase Recycling Composting Pyrolysis

05/08/2013 Senate Third Reading Passed

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013.

Recycling in the News: Creede recyclers to receive awards

The Keystone Resort and Conference Center will host the Colorado Association for Recycling’s (CAFR) annual recycling summit. Attending the conference will be local recycling professionals from Recycle-Creede. Bill Burch and Tina Miani will be accepting awards as Volunteer(s) of the Year

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 18th, 2013.

SB13-252 Renewable Energy Standard Retail Wholesale Methane

05/10/2013:43 AM 04:20 Signed by the Speaker of the House

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 11th, 2013.

Student Winners of Recycling Poster Contest Announced

One of this year’s contest themes was “Plug In to E-cycling” in recognition of the new Colorado law that takes effect this summer.

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2013.

SB13-050 Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Fund

CAFR Active Support
05/08/2013 Sent to the Governor

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2013.

CAFR Announces “You Make Recycling Work” Video Contest Winner

As the winner of the first-ever “You Make Recycling Work” Video Contest, E-Waste Recyclers of Colorado will be sending one person to attend this year’s Summit for Recycling for free!

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 5th, 2013.

Official E-Waste Website and Materials: Electronic Recycling Jobs Act

The website hosts toolkits for anyone needing to communicate with consumers or the regulated community about the new law.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013.

SB13-115 Waste Tire Fee Administration Cash Fund

03/08/2013 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Saturday, March 9th, 2013.

SB13-057 Indep Review Of Solid Wastes Disposal Site App

02/12/2013 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013.

HB13-1093 Bidding For Local Government Procurement Contracts

02/06/2013 House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2013.

New electronics law takes effect in 2013

Electronic devices banned from landfills; responsible recycling by state agencies required.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013.

Recycling: Something On Which We Can All Agree

While there is much disagreement on how to boost our economy, something we can all agree on to create green jobs, reduce landfills and litter, and protect our natural resources is recycling.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Closure of Arizona paper mill leaves Colorado recyclers scrambling

One of the largest buyers of waste paper in the Rocky Mountain region is closing its doors.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012.

NRC and RONA announce that the two organizations will join together

Leaders of both the National Recycling Coalition (NCR) and the Recycling Organizations of North America (RONA) are pleased to announce today that the two organizations will join together.  A letter of agreement between the two organizations will outline the necessary steps to ensure a smooth transition.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012.

Colorado’s trash is China’s treasure, with scrap shipped overseas

Drop that plastic cup or cardboard box into the recycling bin, and there’s a good chance it might find its way to China.

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012.

Alamosa supports electronic recycling

Local residents with developmental disabilities will soon have more job opportunities and San Luis Valley residents will soon have somewhere to recycle electronics.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012.

HB12-1045 Spruce Beetle Kill Wood Products Tax Exemption

05/21/2012 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012.

SB12-133 Recycle Electronic Devices Divert From Landfills

04/20/2012 Governor Action – Signed
CAFR Active Support

This entry was posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012.

HB12-1351 Recycled Energy Includes Gas Derived From Waste

05/09/2012 Senate Third Reading Laid Over to 05/10/2012 (Defeated)

This entry was posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012.

HB12-1034 Waste Tire Processor End User Fund

05/09/2012 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Gov. signs e-waste ban law

Just in time for the observance of Earth Day this weekend, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law Friday that bans disposal of electronic equipment in landfills and requires the state of Colorado to dispose of its e-waste through certified recyclers.

This entry was posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Governor signs law that makes tossing TVs, computers, music players into the landfill illegal

That waste includes televisions, desk computers, laptops, disc players and other items. Cell phones are not included — under the reasoning that recycling programs already address the problem of cell phones.

This entry was posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012.

SB12-077 Repeal Regulation Of Yellow Grease By CDPHE

04/06/2012 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Saturday, April 7th, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Mandatory electronics recycling coming?

Techies might be camped out in line for new iPads this week, but one day the popular tablet computers will be obsolete, and people will be tempted to throw them in the trash.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Colo. Senate passes e-waste landfill ban

The Colorado Senate passed a bill that would ban electronics from being placed in solid waste landfills starting July 1, 2013.

This entry was posted on Friday, March 2nd, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Colorado lawmakers promote Electronic Recycling Bill

Henry Renteria-Vigil, once a welfare recipient, found his riches in the wastelands of Colorado’s landfills.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Colorado lawmakers promote electronics recycling to create jobs, protect environment

The state Senate passed the Electronic Recycling Jobs Act on Wednesday by a vote of 28-6.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Keeping ‘e-waste’ out of Colorado landfills

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers wants to ban certain types of electronic devices from landfills, a measure to promote recycling of old electronics.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Bipartisan Electronic Recycling Jobs Act Passes Senate Committee

Today, the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee approved theElectronic Recycling Jobs Act, sponsored by Senator Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) to create new jobs in the recycling industry.

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Fix for Colorado’s waste-tire program rolls forward

A bill that would shut a loophole in a state program designed to encourage recycling of used tires — but instead paid companies to dump them — made it through a key legislative subcommittee Wednesday.

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Colorado offers grants for rural recycling

Projects that expand on recycling efforts in rural areas will be the focus of grants in Colorado, the Department of Public Health and Environment announced.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012.

Recycling in the News: Push begins for recycling of ‘e-waste’

As people enjoy playing with all of the new electronic gadgets they received this holiday season, recycling advocates are urging them to not just throw away their old ones.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011.

Recycling in the News: Public urged to recycle old electronics

People across the country opened big ticket electronic items this morning for Christmas. Once the boxes are opened and wrapping paper thrown away, gift recipients are left asking: now what?

This entry was posted on Sunday, December 25th, 2011.

Recycling in the News: Recyclers hope to ban electronics from landfills

Electronic devices, flat screen TVs, computers, phones and games, are popular gifts but for a lot of people who already have older models, it raises a question about what to do with the items being replaced.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011.

CAFR announces 2021 solid waste goals for Colorado

CAFR will strive to meet the following 10-year goals for Colorado through our programs, education and leadership: Reduce individual waste disposal to 3.5 pounds/person-day and increase diversion to 66% by weight.

This entry was posted on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011.

U.S. Senate approves resolution in support of recycling

The resolution that expresses support for improvement in the collection, processing and use of recyclable materials throughout the United States.

This entry was posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011.

New report shows that increasing recycling will create nearly 1.5 million jobs, reduce pollution

Colorado groups push for recycling electronics to stimulate economy and improve public health.

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2011.

State recyclers talk zero waste at Red Rocks

More than 120 recycling professionals gathered to learn about the best practices, challenges and lessons learned when it comes to implementing zero waste at public venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011.

CAFR endorses U.S. senate resolution in support of recycling

U.S. Senate Resolution 251 expresses support for the improvement of collection, processing and consumption of recyclable materials throughout the United States.

This entry was posted on Friday, August 5th, 2011.

Colorado recyclers recognized for excellence

Recycling professionals and individuals dedicated to recycling from across Colorado recognized the outstanding achievements of their peers at the 2011 Colorado Summit for Recycling, Colorado’s 22nd annual statewide recycling conference.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011.

Winners of the statewide recycling poster contest announced

The contest allowed students to showcase their artistic talent as well as their commitment to the environment. Forty schools from across Colorado participated.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011.

Recycling in the News: I-News e-waste reporting has impact

With input from the Colorado Association for Recycling, Senator Gail Schwartz introduced legislation April 29 that would require large recyclers and processors to be certified by the state public health department or national programs like e-Stewards and R2.

This entry was posted on Monday, May 9th, 2011.

Recycling in the News: Unrecycled new light bulbs release mercury into the environment

The nation’s accelerating shift from incandescent lighting to a new generation of energy-efficient bulbs is raising an environmental concern: the release of tons of mercury every year.

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2011.

HB11-1130: Commodity Metals Transactions Violations

04/13/2011 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011.

SB11-149: Supplemental Appropriation Department of Public Health and Environment

03/09/2011 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Monday, March 14th, 2011.

CAFR Board of Directors passes motion to oppose Amendments 60 & 61 and Proposition 101

Three issues that will be on the ballot this fall have caused quite a bit of debate throughout all sectors of Colorado. These are known as Amendment 60, Amendment 61 and Proposition 101. The Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR) Board of Directors passed a motion at its September Board meeting in Boulder to oppose all three ballot items

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010.

Colorado gains new council for product stewardship

Product stewardship is the focus of a new council formed under the umbrella of the Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR). The board of directors of CAFR approved the new Colorado Product Stewardship Council at its June meeting in Steamboat Springs

This entry was posted on Monday, July 12th, 2010.

HB10-1018: Increased authority to regulate waste tires

06/10/2010 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Friday, June 11th, 2010.

SB10-048: Regulation of the purchase of commodity scrap metals

06/11/2010 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Sunday, June 6th, 2010.

SB10-038: The “Organic Certification Act”

04/29/2010 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 29th, 2010.

HB10-1052: Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Fund

04/13/2010 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010.

Electronic Device Recycling Task Force final report and meeting minutes

House Bill 09-1282 (PDF) created an Electronic Device Recycling Task Force (EDRTF) to gather input regarding the benefits and consequences of establishing a landfill disposal ban for electronic devices.

This entry was posted on Friday, January 1st, 2010.