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America Recycles Day

November 15, 2017
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2018 Summit for Recycling

June 3-5, 2018
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December 5, 2017
Sustainable Denver Summit

December 14, 2017
Using Local Policies to Increase Recycling

December 19, 2017
Pharmacy-Based Drug Take-Back: Fact and Fiction

January 22, 2018
Compost 2018

February 19, 2018
Plastics Recycling 2018

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Legislative Updates

Is policy important to you and your organization? CAFR members are invited to attend the Policy Committee Retreat July 19

The retreat is an important event for CAFR as it helps to set the tone for the year’s policy activities. This year’s event is especially meaningful because the input gathered during the meeting will feed directly into CAFR’s 2018–2020 Strategic Plan.

HB17-1275 Increase Solid Waste Diversion

05/01/2017 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

SB17-047 Additional Incentives Beneficial Use Waste Tires

01/11/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

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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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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

Election Results: CAFR Board of Directors

Congratulations to the following candidates who were elected to the CAFR Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Colorado Chapter hosts Compost Operations Training Course

It turns out composters love to come to Colorado in the fall!

New report compares recycling rates across Colorado

The report finds only 18 Front Range cities track their recycling data while nearly half of counties have measured their diversion. The City of Loveland came out on top with the best residential recycling rate at 61%.

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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.

 

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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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