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Poster Contest

Deadline for Entry
April 24, 2017
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Summit for Recycling

June 4-6, 2017
Fort Collins, CO
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Community Events

April 25, 2017
Colorado Springs Business Round Table

April 27, 2017
Product Stewardship In Action: The Business Case for Lifecycle Thinking

April 29, 2017
Mow Down Pollution - Lawn Mower Exchange Program

May 1, 2017
North American Hazardous Materials Management Association Conference

May 2, 2017
Resources to Encourage MRFs and Municipalities to Expand Collection: Non-Bottle Containers


Legislative Updates

HB17-1275 Increase Solid Waste Diversion

04/21/2017 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

SB17-047 Additional Incentives Beneficial Use Waste Tires

01/11/2017 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

Tell the Governor to support the Colorado Climate Plan

The climate plan has been criticized for omitting any discussion of the significant upside potential of recycling for combating climate change. We need to speak up – especially businesses that are significant employers – about the environmental and economic benefits of recycling.


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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.

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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

CAFR reinvents committees – Find the one that’s right for you

The best way to get the most out of your CAFR membership is to join a committee. Take a look at our revised committee list and join now. It's a great way to get involved, meet fellow members and have fun!

Round tables April 25 and May 9 kick off CAFR Business Councils

CAFR will kick off two geographical business councils in the 2nd Quarter of 2017. We will host a Colorado Springs Business Council and a Front Range Business Council. The councils are not limited to members from those geographical areas. These two areas will simply be our first two host locations.

Who’s your recycling hero? Nominate them for an award. Deadline for nominations extended to April 7

CAFR is seeking nominations for our annual Recycling Awards. These prestigious awards recognize business, government, nonprofit and individuals for their excellence in recycling. The 2017 awards will be presented at the 28th annual CAFR Summit for Recycling conference in Fort Collins, Colorado, June 4-6, 2017.

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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.


Featured Sponsor

Ball Corporation

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Republic Services

Featured Friend

Hometown Dumpster Rental

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!