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In the News: Colorado Springs chosen for pilot recycling program

In August, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment adopted its first statewide recycling goals, aiming to match the national average by 2026 and reach 45 percent diversion by 2036. Johnson and her team want to reach higher, though, starting with Colorado Springs. The Colorado Association for Recycling chose Colorado Springs for its pilot recycling agenda in early November.

Grants for Regional and Municipal Studies to Optimize Waste Diversion

Deadline: December 13, 2017
CDPHE is now accepting proposals from qualified applicants to complete regional or municipal studies within the State of Colorado that will identify existing waste diversion activities in a defined study area, suggest ways to coordinate those activities to maximize economic efficiencies, and establish goals that will guide future efforts to minimize the amount of waste sent to area landfills.


Organization: CSU Surplus Property
Salary: $2,864 monthly + Full Benefits
Deadline: December 18, 2017

PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund

Deadline: December 19
Up to $10,000 to start an impactful sustainability program on campus.

Solidwaste Management Grant Program

Deadline: December 31, 2017
The purpose of the Solid Waste Management Grant Program includes providing technical assistance and/or training to help communities reduce the solid waste stream.

Cart-based Curbside Recycling Collection Grant

Deadline: Open call for applications
For upgrades to cart-based curbside recycling collection.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Deadline: January 6, 2018
The Foundation seeks to support scientific research related to sustainable solid waste management practices.

Thank you Colorado Gives Day donors

Our sincere thanks to the individuals who contributed to the Colorado Association for Recycling for Colorado Gives Day. We are continually humbled and inspired by everyone’s generosity.

Pollution Prevention Grant Program

Deadline: 2017
Projects that will be funded are those that clearly demonstrate how using P2 concepts, tools or techniques can significantly reduce or eliminate pollution across environmental media (air, water or land).

Green Up Our Schools

Deadline: Rolling application is open
A grant program that supports elementary school waste reduction & recycling programs.