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Premier Events

The Alphabet Soup of School Food Waste

October 9, 2015
Heritage Elementary School, Highlands Ranch
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CAFR Annual Meeting

October 21, 2015
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Commerce City
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America Recycles Day

November 15, 2015
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Community Events

September 8, 2015
Colorado Product Stewardship Council Meeting

September 8, 2015
Section 14, Composting, Stakeholder Meeting

September 11, 2015
Colorado Council for Sustainable Purchasing Meeting

September 15, 2015
From Managing Waste to Managing Materials: Implementing Oregon's 2050 Vision

September 15, 2015
APR Webinar: Resources to Support Domestic Plastic Recycling Markets


Legislative Updates

SB15-076 Dispose Cathode Ray Tubes At Hazardous Waste Sites

04/30/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely

HB15-1386 Align Recycling & Machine Tool Tax Exemptions

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05/05/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely

HB15-1206 Sales & Use Tax Refund For Recycling Equipment

03/18/2015 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely


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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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CAFR Recycling News

America Recycles Day registration is open

It's not too soon to start planning -- and to register -- for America Recycles Day. November 15 is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. Together we can make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.


You’re invited to our (round)table: The Alphabet Soup of School Food Waste

October 9 - Highlands Ranch
Meet other sustainability leaders and recyclers from school districts, large facilities, higher education campuses and the private sector in Colorado to discuss best practices for managing food waste in places of learning.

Funding available for regional planning studies that examine waste diversion

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is now accepting proposals for regional planning studies that examine how existing waste diversion activities in a defined region can be better coordinated with the intent to maximize waste diversion in the future.

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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.

Featured Sponsor

U.S. EPA Region 8

Featured Supporter

Alpine Waste & Recycling

Featured Friend

Green Girl 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!