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Premier Events

Poster Contest

For K-12 Students
"Top 10 Reasons to Recycle"
See the winners

Summit for Recycling

June 12-14, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton
Grand Junction
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Community Events

June 1, 2016
Examples of Change: Packaging EPR in Europe and Canada

June 1, 2016
Education & Outreach Committee Meeting

June 1, 2016
Zero Waste Business Conference

June 3, 2016
Momentum Recycling Open House

June 6, 2016


Legislative Updates

SB16-124 Machine Tools Sales Tax Exempt Recovered Materials

04/29/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
CAFR Active Support

HB16-1004 Measurable Goals Deadlines CO Climate Action Plan

03/30/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely

Recyclers meet with senators and representatives during CAFR’s Lobby Day and Legislative Reception

Wearing green "I Recycle" stickers, recyclers and legislators alike discussed the economic and environmental benefits of recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing to the State of Colorado.


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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

Student artwork celebrates the benefits of recycling

Winners of the Colorado Association for Recycling’s 10th annual recycling poster contest were announced today. This year’s grand-prize winner, Nathanel Cho from STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch, chose to draw attention to how recycling reduces water use. “We were gratified by the understanding these students demonstrated of the impacts of recycling to many areas of our lives,” said Megan Lane, CAFR board member.

You’re invited to CAFR’s Happy Hour and Recycling Roundtable May 19 in Colorado Springs

Join other CAFR members and sustainability supporters for drinks and an informal discussion, led by Bill Morris of Blue Star Recyclers.

Summit early-bird registration rates extended through May 20

Register now. Don't miss Colorado's premier recycling conference.

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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.

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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!