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Premier Events

Annual Meeting

October 4, 2017
Colorado Springs, CO
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2018 Summit for Recycling

June 3-5, 2018
Snowmass, CO
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Community Events

August 22, 2017
Changing Behaviors in Consumer Recycling: What Businesses Need to Know

August 24, 2017
The ABC's of K-12 Food Waste Reduction: Start with the Guide to Conducting Student Food Waste Audits

August 28, 2017
Resource Recycling Conference

August 31, 2017
Colorado Springs Chapter Meeting and Microchip Technology Tour

August 31, 2017
Award-Winning Procurement Programs: Spotlight on NY and MN


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 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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CAFR Recycling News

CAFR Board of Directors supports newly established statewide diversion and recycling goals

Setting goals and tracking achievement is a best management practice in waste diversion. CAFR supports setting different goals for different parts of our state that have different challenges.

Learn what it takes to run a successful composting facility during the Compost Operations Training Course, October 30-November 3

Whether you’re just getting started or been at it for a while, this is the class for you. Early-bird registration rates good through September 30.

Be a member of the Policy Committee, represent your sector under the new committee structure

The Policy Committee has been a very active committee and an important part of CAFR's work. If you like engaging with other CAFR members on a regular basis, discussing policies to move our state forward in recycling, composting and sustainable materials management, than this committee is for you!

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