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Poster Contest

Deadline for Entry
April 24, 2017
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Summit for Recycling

June 4-6, 2017
Fort Collins, CO
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Register now -- Super early-bird rates expire March 10!

Community Events

February 22, 2017
Open House - Colorado Glass Recycling Facility

February 23, 2017
Optimizing Environmental Sustainability in MRO Procurement

February 27, 2017
CAFR Policy Committee Meeting

March 1, 2017
Education & Outreach Committee Meeting

March 7, 2017
Colorado Council for Sustainable Purchasing Meeting

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Legislative Updates

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.

New tax exemption for recyclers. Learn how your business could qualify

There are two avenues available to recyclers registered with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to obtain the sales and use tax exemption: At the time of purchase or with a claim for refund.

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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

Calling all college students! CAFR seeks candidates for its conference scholarship program

The Future Leaders Program (FLP) provides funds for college students to attend the Colorado Association for Recycling’s Summit for Recycling conference, June 4-6, 2017, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Applications are due April 14.

CAFR announces its 11th annual Recycling Poster Contest

K-12 Students and youth organization members are invited to participate. Deadline for entry is April 24, 2017.

Funding available for waste diversion and waste minimization projects

CDPHE has issued a Request for Applications to fund implementation projects that lead to new opportunities to increase waste diversion as well as create jobs. Projects may focus on recycling, composting, waste minimization, anaerobic digestion, repurposing, or reuse for a wide variety of materials. Deadline for applications is March 3.

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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.

 

CAFR is a Proud Member of NRC

The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) is a national nonprofit advocacy group with more than 6,000 members. The Coalition represents and advocates for every sector of the recycling industry across the country.

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