Premier Events

2018 Annual Meeting

September 11
Acreage by Stem Cider in Lafayette
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2019 Summit for Recycling

June 9-11, 2019
Pueblo, CO
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Community Events

September 24, 2018
Colorado Composting Council Quarterly Meeting

September 27, 2018
September 2018 CAFR Board of Directors Meeting

October 4, 2018
CAFR Policy Committee Meeting

October 9, 2018
E-Scrap 2018

October 17, 2018
Colorado 2018 Waste Tire Conference


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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CAFR Recycling News

Update: Summit action groups take on tangible projects to address recycling challenges

The 2018 Summit for Recycling coordinated twelve round tables that each focused on a specific aspect of recycling. Learn more about the outcomes and sign up for action groups.

What the year looks like so far for CAFR

Here we are, more than half way through 2018. We want you to know all the progress being made, so here is a list of achievements so far for each of six focus areas – and we still have more than four months to go!

Rebates available for operators of free public recycling drop-off sites

Applications due Friday, August 31, at 3:00 PM.

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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

Momentum Recycling

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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!