Premier Events

2019 Summit for Recycling

June 9-11, 2019
Pueblo, CO
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Recycling Poster Contest

For K-12 students
Deadline April 26, 2019
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Community Events

March 27, 2019
EU and CA Packaging Regulations: What Do They Mean for Plastics Recycling?

April 17, 2019
APR Sorting Potential Protocols: Identifying Packages that Get Lost in the Recycling Process

May 6, 2019
Waste Expo 2019

May 22, 2019
The APR Recycling Demand Champion Campaign: Proactively Building Demand for Recycled Plastics

August 21, 2019
Life Cycle Inventory Analysis: The First Inventory to Include Recycled PET, HDPE, and PP


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


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Recycling News

Report finds Colorado generated record amount of trash in 2017, calls on governor to boost investment in recycling

The report’s city-by-city breakdown found that Loveland (61 percent), Boulder (52 percent), and Louisville (44 percent) continue to have the best residential recycling rates.

Program Director – C&D Focus

Organization: Recycle Colorado
Salary: $40,000 - $45,000 depending on experience
Deadline: November 16, 2018

Recycle Colorado recognized as Outstanding Recycling Organization

The National Recycling Coalition honored their recycling awards recipients at the 2018 Resource Recycling Conference in St. Louis last week.

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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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