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Poster Contest

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Summit for Recycling

June 4-6, 2017
Fort Collins, CO
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Community Events

May 24, 2017
Rebel With a Cause Gala

May 25, 2017
What Is the State of Curbside Recycling in the U.S?

June 3, 2017
Mow Down Pollution - Lawn Mower Exchange Program

June 4, 2017
2017 Summit for Recycling

June 19, 2017
2017 Works!


Legislative Updates

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

Tell the Governor to support the Colorado Climate Plan

The climate plan has been criticized for omitting any discussion of the significant upside potential of recycling for combating climate change. We need to speak up – especially businesses that are significant employers – about the environmental and economic benefits of recycling.


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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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CAFR Recycling News

Student artwork answers the question “Where do you recycle?”

Winners of the Colorado Association for Recycling’s 11th annual recycling poster contest were announced today. The contest allowed students to showcase their artistic talent as well as their commitment to recycling.

This year’s grand-prize winner, Alivia Eikenberg from from Timber Trail Elementary in Castle Rock, chose to draw examples of all the places she could recycle: at home, at the beach, at school, at her friend’s house, at church, and even at the Eiffel Tower.

Congratulations to the 2017 Recycling Award recipients

This year’s awards highlight individuals who go out of their way to implement recycling in their offices and warehouses, media coverage that helped save a community’s access to recycling, and the unlimited dedication of volunteers to increase recycling and waste diversion.

Get to know Fort Collins with some pre-Summit activities! Golf, hike, bike and more

Conference attendees are invited to take part in these extracurricular activities, all guided by locals!

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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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