Premier Events

2019 Summit for Recycling

June 9-11, 2019
Pueblo, CO
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Recycling Poster Contest

For K-12 students
Deadline April 26, 2019
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Community Events

November 28, 2018
Round Table: Is a mandate for recycling in multi-family properties a possibility in Denver?

November 28, 2018
PaintCare Community Meeting - Jefferson County

December 5, 2018
December 2018 CAFR Board of Directors Retreat

December 6, 2018
December 2018 CAFR Board of Directors Retreat

December 7, 2018
Recycle Colorado Composting Council Quarterly Meeting


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


2021 Goals

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Welcome to Recycle Colorado

The Colorado Association for Recycling is changing its name to Recycle Colorado. The transition to the new name will take place through the end of the year, and we'll have a brand new website January 1.

Recycle Colorado

mixed cans and bottles for recycling [photo]Find Recyclers Near You

Our online recycling directory lets you search for recycling facilities and services across the state. Find a recycler near you.

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Recycling News

Report finds Colorado generated record amount of trash in 2017, calls on governor to boost investment in recycling

The report’s city-by-city breakdown found that Loveland (61 percent), Boulder (52 percent), and Louisville (44 percent) continue to have the best residential recycling rates.

Program Director – C&D Focus

Organization: Recycle Colorado
Salary: $40,000 - $45,000 depending on experience
Deadline: November 16, 2018

Recycle Colorado recognized as Outstanding Recycling Organization

The National Recycling Coalition honored their recycling awards recipients at the 2018 Resource Recycling Conference in St. Louis last week.

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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.


Featured Sponsor

GE Johnson Construction Company

Featured Supporter

Rehrig Pacific Company

Featured Friend

Ball Corporation

CAFR Says “Thank You” To Our Sponsors

Click on the links at left to learn more about our partners. Learn how you can support CAFR. 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 support our organization and actively contribute to furthering recycling in Colorado!