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Poster Contest

Rules announced in 2018
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2018 Summit for Recycling

June 3-5, 2018
Snowmass, CO
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Community Events

January 22, 2018
Compost 2018

January 25, 2018
Wild and Scenic Film Festival

January 25, 2018
January 2018 CAFR Board of Directors Meeting

February 1, 2018
CAFR Policy Committee Meeting

February 11, 2018
C&D World Exhibition & Conference


Legislative Updates

Sector representatives are CAFR members’ link to the Policy Committee

CAFR members with questions about the Policy Committee or current legislation can contact their respective Policy Committee sector representative

SB18-045 Repeal Architectural Paint Stewardship Act

01/10/2018 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance

HB18-1054 Affordable Housing Plastic Shopping Bag Tax

1/10/2018 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government + Finance + Appropriations


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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

Building Opportunities to Maximize Waste Diversion and Create Jobs in Colorado

Deadline: March 2, 2018
Projects may focus on recycling, composting, waste minimization, anaerobic digestion, repurposing, or reuse for a wide variety of materials.

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.

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.

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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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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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Become a CAFR member, sponsor an event, or make a donation and actively contribute to furthering recycling in Colorado and the nation!