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Poster Contest

Deadline for Entry
April 24, 2017
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Summit for Recycling

June 4-6, 2017
Fort Collins, CO
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Community Events

March 30, 2017
Reducing and Recovering Wasted Food in Schools

April 4, 2017
Colorado Council for Sustainable Purchasing Meeting

April 4, 2017
Roadmap to WRAP: A New Tool to Help You Increase Plastic Film Recycling in Your Community

April 13, 2017
Building Support for Waste Reduction Programs

April 13, 2017
Colorado Product Stewardship Council Meeting

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Legislative Updates

HB17-1275 Increase Solid Waste Diversion

03/17/2017 House Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy

SB17-047 Additional Incentives Beneficial Use Waste Tires

01/11/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

Tell the Governor to support the Colorado Climate Plan

The climate plan has been criticized for omitting any discussion of the significant upside potential of recycling for combating climate change. We need to speak up – especially businesses that are significant employers – about the environmental and economic benefits of recycling.

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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

Waste diversion bill introduced in House

The bill directs the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Office of Economic Development to assist in increasing waste diversion in Colorado by establishing diversion goals, requiring data collection and reporting by counties and landfills, and providing technical assistance to counties and landfills regarding the data collection and reporting.

Who’s your recycling hero? Nominate them for an award

CAFR is seeking nominations for our annual Recycling Awards. These prestigious awards recognize business, government, nonprofit and individuals for their excellence in recycling. The 2017 awards will be presented at the 28th annual CAFR Summit for Recycling conference in Fort Collins, Colorado, June 4-6, 2017.

Calling all college students! CAFR seeks candidates for its conference scholarship program

The Future Leaders Program (FLP) provides funds for college students to attend the Colorado Association for Recycling’s Summit for Recycling conference, June 4-6, 2017, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Applications are due April 14.

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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.

 

CAFR is a Proud Member of NRC

The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) is a national nonprofit advocacy group with more than 6,000 members. The Coalition represents and advocates for every sector of the recycling industry across the country.

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Ball Corporation

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Waste Management

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Waste Connections of Colorado

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!