Premier Events

Summit for Recycling

June 7-9, 2015
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Poster Contest

Entries due April 27
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2021 Goals

Community Events

January 30, 2015
January 2015 CAFR Board of Directors Meeting

February 4, 2015
RREO Bidders Meeting

February 4, 2015
Recycling@Work: New Research on Bin Type and Placements

February 9, 2015
MORE Myth Busting With MRFs

February 12, 2015
Connecting Rural HHW Program Managers to Manufacturer-Funded Take-Back Progams

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Legislative Updates

Recycling a boon to Colorado’s economy, study shows

This study reveals that investing in infrastructure that helps reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills is a win-win situation for the economy and the environment.

SB15-076 Dispose Cathode Ray Tubes At Hazardous Waste Sites

01/14/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

SB15-083 Certain Private Org Subject To CORA Requirements

01/14/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary + State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

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CAFR Recycling News

Conference Scholarships Available to Attend “Summit for Recycling” in Vail

Thanks to funding from member donations, corporate sponsors and other private grants, the Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR) announces its sixth annual Summit Scholarship Program. This fund is available for college students in Colorado.

Recycling a boon to Colorado’s economy, study shows

This study reveals that investing in infrastructure that helps reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills is a win-win situation for the economy and the environment.

Student Poster Contest – Call for Entries

There are thousands of talented "green artists" in Colorado. Perhaps some of them are students of yours. Give them the chance to showcase their talent and commitment to the environment by participating in CAFR's 9th annual recycling poster contest. All K-12 students and youth organization members are invited. Deadline for entry is April 27, 2015.

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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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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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