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Premier Events

Annual Meeting

October 19, 2016
American Mountaineering Center
Golden, CO
Deadline to register is October 14
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America Recycles Day

November 15, 2016
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Community Events

November 1, 2016
Colorado Council for Sustainable Purchasing Meeting

November 2, 2016
Education & Outreach Committee Meeting

November 7, 2016
2015 National Postconsumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Rate Report Overview

November 10, 2016
Colorado Product Stewardship Council Meeting

November 15, 2016
Sustainability & Your Office Equipment -" What can you do?


Legislative Updates

New tax exemption for recyclers. Learn how your business could qualify

There are two avenues available to recyclers registered with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to obtain the sales and use tax exemption: At the time of purchase or with a claim for refund.

Willing to host a tour of your recycling program or facility? Let us help

Summer and fall are great times to showcase your facility's or program's progress and success. Inviting elected officials and policymakers to tour your facility or program and to learn more about the work you do is an effective method to forge strong relationships and educate opinion leaders.

SB16-124 Machine Tools Sales Tax Exempt Recovered Materials

06/08/2016 Governor Signed
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2021 Goals

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Welcome to the Colorado Association for Recycling

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.

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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CAFR Recycling News

Meet the candidates for the CAFR Board of Directors

In November, eligible CAFR members will elect five (5) candidates to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term. The Nominating Committee is confident that the candidates have the time, ability and inclination to serve on the Board of Directors.

Colorado Association for Recycling seeks full-time executive director

We're seeking an inspirational, passionate and highly-mission-driven leader who possesses emotional intelligence and the ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with members and key stakeholders.

Colorado compost community forms state Composting Council Chapter

Rocky Mountain Organics Council and the Colorado Association for Recycling Partner with the United States Composting Council.

More Recycling News...

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.

Featured Sponsor

Ball Corporation

Featured Supporter

Waste Management

Featured Friend

Momentum 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!