Search CAFR's recycling directory to find recycling services and providers.
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.
Statistics from CDPHE, EPA and other sources.
Best management practices and tool kit from the Carton Council.
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.
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).
Common Facts and Misconceptions About Recycling (PDF) - Summary of public issues and concerns surrounding recycling, waste collection, PAYT, and local government's role.
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.
On March 5, 2013, Fort Collins became the first community in Colorado requiring corrugated cardboard to be recycled or reused
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