Premier Events

Annual Meeting

Red Rocks - October 21, 2014
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Summit for Recycling

June 7-9, 2015
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2021 Solid Waste Goals

Community Events

September 20, 2014
2014 SWANA Intenational ROAD-E-O

September 23, 2014
APR Webinar: Recycling Grocery Rigid Plastics- Continued Progress

September 24, 2014
Waste Conversion Technology Conference & Trade Show

September 24, 2014
Reducing Supply Chain GHG Emissions from LCD Panel Manufacturing

September 25, 2014
September 2014 CAFR Board of Directors Meeting


Legislative Updates

CDPHE releases report evaluating recycling, composting and pyrolysis

The report evaluates the potential impacts and roles that recycling, composting and pyrolysis may have on increasing the economic and environmental sustainability of managing Colorado’s waste-related resources.

HB14-1352 Update Waste Tire Management System

06/06/2014 Governor Signed

SB14-029 Architectural Paint Stewardship Program

06/06/2014 Governor Signed
CAFR Active Support


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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

America Recycles Day 2014 Opens Registration for Local Events

Join the national celebration of recycling by hosting an education or collection event.

Submit your abstract for the CAFR Annual Meeting “Lightning Round”

The "Lightning Round" gives you a chance to share your ideas, program, successes, etc., with more than 100 of your colleagues!

Colorado Paint Stewardship Program

PaintCare Inc., a non-profit organization established by the American Coatings Association, will develop and submit a Program Plan, with input from stakeholders, for approval to the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment before the end of the year.

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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.

Through a partnership between Rubbermaid Commercial Products and RONA (now part of NRC), 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

Featured Supporter

Bestway Recycling

Featured Friend

Western Metals 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!