Platinum Sponsor

Ball Corporation

Gold Sponsor

Pollution Prevention Advisory Board

Silver Sponsor

Rehrig Pacific

Host Committee

A special thank you to the Summit for Recycling Host Committee:

City of Fort Collins

Colorado State University

I.T. Refresh

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Registration Rates

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Lodging & Conference Center

Fort Collins Marriott
350 East Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

CAFR has secured a conference rate of $139/night at the Marriott. Make your reservation online or by phone before May 19.

Conference Program (PDF)

Conference Brochure (PDF)

Exploring Fort Collins (PDF)

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Getting to the Conference

Use CAFR's carpool message board to let other attendees know if you need a ride or can provide one to the Summit for Recycling.

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Contact Amy Randell at 970-372-5615.

Summit for Recycling

The Colorado Association for Recycling’s annual recycling Summit is a dynamic conference and exhibition that brings together the state's recycling professionals and individuals dedicated to the principles of recycling, waste prevention and composting. The agenda is complete with educational sessions, a variety of presenters, exhibit hall, site tours, recycling awards, silent auction, and fun networking events. The 2017 Summit is the 28th year of the conference!

2017 Summit for Recycling
June 4-6, 2017
Fort Collins Marriott

"Recycling -- Make it your business"

Fostering Colorado communities’ zero-waste businesses – small, medium and large

The commercial sector can be an untapped market for increasing waste diversion. Businesses need to know recycling and composting save money by reducing a company’s trash bill and provide an opportunity to create a positive image in the community that attracts new customers and brings in more revenue. What steps can businesses that are already recycling take to further increase their sustainability goals?

The 2017 Summit for Recycling seeks to educate the business sector about the benefits of waste diversion and sustainable materials management and explore ways our community leaders and local recycling organizations can engage the business sector on this issue. Attendees will learn how to incorporate recycling into sustainability plans, how to educate members of their business community on the benefits of recycling and why they should recycle.

What attendees had to say about last year's conference:

"The Summit was absolutely worth my time and money. It is sometimes challenging to justify these kinds of expenses to my employer but I feel like this event gave me tools and networking opportunities that allowed me to walk away with a better understanding of the economics, logistics, challenges, politics and potential for growth in the recycling industry."

"Thank you for letting me be a part of such a unique conference! I look forward to learning more next year."