Premier Events

2018 Summit for Recycling

June 3-5, 2018
Snowmass, CO
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2018 Annual Meeting

September 11
The Acreage Cider House and Eatery in Lafayette
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Community Events

June 26, 2018
Sustainable Materials Management: A Compliment or a Barrier to Recycling?

June 28, 2018
June 2018 CAFR Board of Directors Meeting

July 5, 2018
CAFR Policy Committee Meeting

July 12, 2018
Introduing the U.S. EPA's Excess Food Opportunities Map

July 17, 2018
RAFT Symposium


Legislative Updates

HB18-1350 Machine Tool Sales Tax Exemption For Scrap Metal

05/04/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

SB18-187 Marijuana Waste Recycling

04/26/2018 Governor Signed

HB18-1133 Marijuana Processor Registration

02/23/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely


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CAFR Recycling News

Gubernatorial candidates share vision for improving Colorado’s recycling rate

On Tuesday, June 5, at the Colorado Association for Recycling's Summit for Recycling in Snowmass, Congressman Jared Polis (D) and representatives for former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy (D) and Lt. Governor Donna Lynne (D) discussed how they (or their candidate), if elected governor, would improve recycling. All candidates on the June 26th primary, including Republicans and Democrats, were invited to participate.

The China Crisis – Whose Crisis is It?

It is ours. Recycled materials and trash should look very different from each other, but for years they have been converging in the U.S.

Congratulations to this year’s outstanding recyclers

The 2018 Recycling Awards will be presented at the annual Recycling Awards Gala, Monday evening, June 4, at the Westin Snowmass Resort in Snowmass Village, Colorado. The Recycling Awards Gala is part of the Summit for Recycling conference, hosted by CAFR.

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Colorado - We Can Do Better

Did you know that the recycling rate in Colorado is only 12% 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.


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