Recycling Companies

Search CAFR's recycling directory to find recycling services and providers.

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Colorado Recycling Legislation

Visit CAFR's Legislative Update page and find out about the most recent activities of the Colorado General Assembly related to the solid waste industry.

Facts, Figures and Data

Statistics from CDPHE, EPA and other sources.

Policy Tool Kit

Best management practices and tool kit from the Carton Council.

Ten Tips for Designing a Public Space Recycling Program

Keep America Beautiful's public space recycling program provides a free guide and other resources.


CAFR believes that local governments in Colorado have a responsibility for promoting and protecting public health, and as such have a role in solid waste (and waste water) systems. This does not mean that local governments must be owners or operators – but that governments are ultimately responsible for making sure that that existing waste-related programs and facilities (whoever provides them) meet the health and waste management needs of their communities.

Electronic Devices Banned from Landfills

In order to encourage recycling of electronics and to protect the environment in Colorado, a law based on SB12-133, bans landfill disposal of certain electronic devices after July 1, 2013. Find out more, download the Electronics Law Fact Sheet (PDF).

The State of Colorado provides a list of certified e-cyclers and resources and toolkits for sharing this information with residents and businesses.

Recycling Arguments and Answers

Common Facts and Misconceptions About Recycling (PDF) - Summary of public issues and concerns surrounding recycling, waste collection, PAYT, and local government's role.

Local Government Case Studies

The following are case studies from Colorado governments that have evaluated and/or changed their collection systems. Contact information is included, so you can talk to individuals about their experience.

Local Government Ordinances


On March 5, 2013, Fort Collins became the first community in Colorado requiring corrugated cardboard to be recycled or reused

Zero Waste

On June 16, 2015, Boulder adopted new universal zero waste requirements that seek to expand recycling and composting to all Boulder residents, employees and visitors