Premier Events

Poster Contest

Deadline - April 2014
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Summit for Recycling

June 8-10, 2014
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2021 Solid Waste Goals

Community Events

April 22, 2014
PET Thermoform Recycling - A Progress Report

April 23, 2014
Sea Change: Managing Marine Debris through Product Stewardship

April 23, 2014
'Sew' Much Better than Landfilling: Product Stewardship for Textiles

April 23, 2014
New Tool for MRFs: Sort for Value Matrix

April 23, 2014
Increasing Transparency of the Solar Garden Process


Legislative Updates

HB14-1207 CDPHE Household Medication Take-back Program

04/17/2014 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

HB14-1352 Update Waste Tire Management System

04/17/2014 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations

SB14-029 Architectural Paint Stewardship Program

04/17/2014 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations. Scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 AM in LSB-A.
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CAFR Recycling News

Silent Auction Request for Donations and Contest Announcement

You have donated to the Silent Auction before, haven’t you? If you have, thank you! We are very grateful for your generosity. If you have not, now is your chance to do so and have an opportunity to win the ‘Most Popular’ donation prize!

2014 Recycling Awards – Nomination Deadline Extended

These prestigious awards recognize governmental entities, individuals, companies, media and organizations for their excellence in recycling or promotion of recycling. The 2014 awards will be presented at the 25th annual Summit for Recycling conference in Colorado Springs June 9, 2014.

Call for Recycled Artists

CAFR is recruiting Colorado artists who incorporate reused, recycled or repurposed material in their artwork to exhibit at the Recycled Art Market June 8 at the Summit for Recycling in Colorado Springs.

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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 RONARecycling Organizatios of North America

RONA is an international organization that aspires to further develop and enhance recycling programs and the recycling industry by providing the networking, educational, technical and advocacy support that is best facilitated by a national or continental organization.

Through a partnership between Rubbermaid Commercial Products and RONA, CAFR members can get 40 percent off the cost of Rubbermaid products. Click here for instructions on how to take advantage of this offer.

Featured Sponsor

Ball Corporation

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Alpine Waste & Recycling

Featured Friend

Centennial Recycling

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!