Member Benefits

CAFR is proud to offer the following services to our members and to the State of Colorado.

Membership Directory

CAFR's online membership directory can provide the public with access to your recycling information and services. More...



Membership in CAFR helps get you in the loop. CAFR provides you with the opportunity to stay up to date with your peers, local recycling trends, state policy, and national issues.



Quarterly Newsletter – The electronic newsletter provides the latest information on CAFR programs and activities and can be used to highlight member accomplishments. It also contains information about what’s going on in recycling locally and nationally.

Bi-weekly Updates – We combine various announcements and news items into one convenient e-mail every two weeks. The bi-weeklies include news from members, training and meeting announcements, and other noteworthy items that cross our desk.


Annual Recycling Conference

The Summit for Recycling is Colorado’s only statewide recycling conference. As a CAFR member, you receive discounted registration rates and the opportunity to participate in the planning of the conference. The Summit offers technical training workshops, general recycling sessions and an excellent peer-networking opportunity. More...


Annual Meeting

This annual event is a networking meeting for association members to learn about what others are doing around the state and includes an annual update of the program, services, and state of CAFR. It is also an opportunity for CAFR members to be introduced to the CAFR Board of Directors and officers. More...


Board Meetings and Tours

The Board of Directors meets every other month in various locations around the state. Everyone is welcome to participate in the meetings and join the directors for a tour of a member facility at or near that location. It’s another great networking and learning opportunity. More...


Policy Committee

The committee, which you can take part in, tracks and promotes items of importance to the recycling community, educates legislators and decision makers, and works with other organizations to ensure that the voice of recycling is heard in Colorado. More...


Education and Outreach

One of CAFR’s goals is to maximize our exposure. This includes reaching out to other businesses and institutions in the community and promoting the activities and accomplishments of CAFR and its members. Members are encouraged to participate by writing press releases about their organization, community or event and their involvement with CAFR. CAFR staff is available to assist with press releases and media participation.