Premier Events

2018 Summit for Recycling

June 3-5, 2018
Snowmass, CO
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2018 Annual Meeting

September 11
The Acreage Cider House and Eatery in Lafayette
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Community Events

July 26, 2018
EnviroHub Sustainability Social

July 26, 2018
July 2018 CAFR Board of Directors Meeting

July 31, 2018
Recycling Markets Development in the 21st Century

August 2, 2018
CAFR Policy Committee Meeting

August 3, 2018
PaintCare Colorado Year Three Stakeholder Meeting


Legislative Updates

HB18-1350 Machine Tool Sales Tax Exemption For Scrap Metal

05/04/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

SB18-187 Marijuana Waste Recycling

04/26/2018 Governor Signed

HB18-1133 Marijuana Processor Registration

02/23/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely


2021 Goals

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Welcome to the Colorado Association for Recycling

You are a part of our special mission: to take action that turns ever greater amounts of waste into marketable resources. Without you, our mission to advance infrastructure, end markets, and state and local policies in waste reduction, recovery, and diversion would not be successful.

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CAFR Recycling News

Assist A1 Organics with a letter of support – Deadline July 10

Show your support for organic waste diversion activities.

Summit round tables identify actionable solutions to recycling challenges. Sign up for an action group before July 6

The 2018 Summit for Recycling coordinated twelve round tables that each focused on a specific aspect of recycling. Learn more about the outcomes and sign up for action groups.

2017 Colorado recycling totals now available

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports annual solid waste diversion totals for 2007-2017.

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Colorado - We Can Do Better

Did you know that the recycling rate in Colorado is only 12% 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.


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CAFR Says “Thank You” To Our Sponsors

Click on the links at left to learn more about our partners. Learn how you can support CAFR. 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 support our organization and actively contribute to furthering recycling in Colorado!