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Warehouse Associate

Organization: Clear Intentions
Salary: $12.00-$14.00/hour
Deadline: Open until filled

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017.

Development Director

Organization: We Don’t Waste
Salary: Not indicated
Deadline: Open until filled

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 29th, 2017.

Executive Director

Organization: National Recycling Coalition
Salary: $25,000 for six months plus up to $10,000 for travel/expenses
Deadline: Open until filled

This entry was posted on Monday, June 26th, 2017.

Requiem for a digester

From Boulder Weekly: Billions of microbes, and a $100 million waste-to-energy project, quietly dying.

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017.

Is policy important to you and your organization? CAFR members are invited to attend the Policy Committee Retreat July 19

The retreat is an important event for CAFR as it helps to set the tone for the year’s policy activities. This year’s event is especially meaningful because the input gathered during the meeting will feed directly into CAFR’s 2018–2020 Strategic Plan.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017.

National Recycling Coalition supports federal expansion of America’s recycling infrastructure

In the President’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual budget allocation is proposed to be cut by one third. This cut would result in the elimination of over 50 programs and 3,200 jobs. Two of the programs proposed to be eliminated include the Sustainable Materials Management program and the Waste Reduction Model.

This entry was posted on Monday, June 19th, 2017.

CCREF Young Investigator Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2017
The CCREF Young Investigator Scholarship, for $2,500, focuses on supporting undergraduate through PhD students, from a college or university in the United States, conducting research and education in the fields of composting and compost use.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017.

Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Fund Grants Program

Deadline: July 2017
Intended to to fund projects that lead to new opportunities to increase waste diversion as well as create jobs. Projects may focus on recycling, composting, waste minimization, anaerobic digestion, repurposing, or reuse for a wide variety of materials.

This entry was posted on Monday, June 12th, 2017.

Recycling Rebates Program

Deadline: August 2017
Accepts applications for recycling rebate monies in the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Fund.

This entry was posted on Sunday, June 11th, 2017.

Great American Can Roundup School Challenge

Deadline: November 15, 2017
The Can Manufacturers Institute will award $1,000 to the school in each state that recycles the most aluminum beverage cans per student between America Recycles Day (Nov. 15) and Earth Day (April 22).

This entry was posted on Saturday, June 10th, 2017.

Solidwaste Management Grant Program

Deadline: December 31, 2017
The purpose of the Solid Waste Management Grant Program includes providing technical assistance and/or training to help communities reduce the solid waste stream.

This entry was posted on Friday, June 9th, 2017.

Student artwork answers the question “Where do you recycle?”

Winners of the Colorado Association for Recycling’s 11th annual recycling poster contest were announced today. The contest allowed students to showcase their artistic talent as well as their commitment to recycling.

This year’s grand-prize winner, Alivia Eikenberg from from Timber Trail Elementary in Castle Rock, chose to draw examples of all the places she could recycle: at home, at the beach, at school, at her friend’s house, at church, and even at the Eiffel Tower.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017.

Congratulations to the 2017 Recycling Award recipients

This year’s awards highlight individuals who go out of their way to implement recycling in their offices and warehouses, media coverage that helped save a community’s access to recycling, and the unlimited dedication of volunteers to increase recycling and waste diversion.

This entry was posted on Friday, May 5th, 2017.

Get to know Fort Collins with some pre-Summit activities! Golf, hike, bike and more

Conference attendees are invited to take part in these extracurricular activities, all guided by locals!

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017.

May 9 Front Range Business Round Table postponed until July

CAFR kicked off the first of two geographical business councils in April 2017 with the Colorado Springs Business Round Table. The second round table for Front Range businesses, originally scheduled for May 9, is postponed until July.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017.

HB17-1275 Increase Solid Waste Diversion

05/01/2017 Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Monday, May 1st, 2017.

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!

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 20th, 2017.

Cart-based Curbside Recycling Collection Grant

Deadline: Open call for applications
For upgrades to cart-based curbside recycling collection.

This entry was posted on Friday, April 7th, 2017.

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.

This entry was posted on Friday, March 31st, 2017.

Waste diversion bill introduced in House

The bill directs the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Office of Economic Development to assist in increasing waste diversion in Colorado by establishing diversion goals, requiring data collection and reporting by counties and landfills, and providing technical assistance to counties and landfills regarding the data collection and reporting.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Deadline: January 6, 2018
The Foundation seeks to support scientific research related to sustainable solid waste management practices.

This entry was posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017.

Calling all college students! CAFR seeks candidates for its conference scholarship program

The Future Leaders Program (FLP) provides funds for college students to attend the Colorado Association for Recycling’s Summit for Recycling conference, June 4-6, 2017, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Applications are due April 14.

This entry was posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017.

CAFR announces its 11th annual Recycling Poster Contest

K-12 Students and youth organization members are invited to participate. Deadline for entry is April 24, 2017.

This entry was posted on Friday, February 10th, 2017.

Funding available for waste diversion and waste minimization projects

CDPHE has issued a Request for Applications to fund implementation projects that lead to new opportunities to increase waste diversion as well as create jobs. Projects may focus on recycling, composting, waste minimization, anaerobic digestion, repurposing, or reuse for a wide variety of materials. Deadline for applications is March 3.

This entry was posted on Saturday, January 21st, 2017.

Calling all Colorado colleges and universities for RecycleMania 2017

Throughout February and March of 2017, campuses across the country will be rallying students and staff to step up their recycling game and reduce waste as part of this friendly competition. Registration closes February 3, so register now!

This entry was posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017.

SB17-047 Additional Incentives Beneficial Use Waste Tires

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

This entry was posted on Monday, January 16th, 2017.

State establishes permanent medication take-back locations

By the end of this year, the health department hopes to have at least one
drop off location in every Colorado county.

This entry was posted on Monday, January 9th, 2017.

Colorado Climate Fund Climate & Community Benefit Projects

CCF is looking specifically for Colorado-based organizations that address areas around social and economic equity in addition to environmental conservation, while preferably having an element of carbon reduction included.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.

CAFR kicks off 2017 by welcoming a new executive director

The Colorado Association for Recycling announces the selection of Laurie Johnson as its new executive director. Johnson will fill the full-time position effective January 3, 2017.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.

Pollution Prevention Grant Program

Deadline: 2017
Projects that will be funded are those that clearly demonstrate how using P2 concepts, tools or techniques can significantly reduce or eliminate pollution across environmental media (air, water or land).

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants

Funding for alternative fueling infrastructure and alternative fuel vehicles, cover 80% of the conversion costs to switch to natural gas.

This entry was posted on Monday, December 26th, 2016.

Green Up Our Schools

Deadline: Rolling application is open
A grant program that supports elementary school waste reduction & recycling programs.

This entry was posted on Friday, December 23rd, 2016.

SBDC Advanced

Deadline: Ongoing
A business development program focused on helping Colorado companies grow by providing custom-fit market research and corporate-level tools that might otherwise be out of reach for small to mid-sized businesses.

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016.

Thank you Colorado Gives Day donors

Our sincere thanks to the individuals who contributed to the Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR) for Colorado Gives Day. We are continually humbled and inspired by everyone’s generosity.

This entry was posted on Sunday, December 11th, 2016.

Call for Proposals: 2017 Summit for Recycling Conference – Deadline extended!

CAFR invites you to submit a proposal that will offer original content and an interactive experience for attendees to the 2017 Summit for Recycling conference in Fort Collins, Colorado.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016.

Celebrate the formation of the Colorado Composting Council December 9 at Westminster Brewing Co.

Anyone invested or interested in composting in Colorado is invited. Learn about COCC and the benefits of membership. RSVP to amy@cafr.org by December 7.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016.

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.

This entry was posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016.

Share CAFR’s new video and celebrate America Recycles Day

Use it on your website or Facebook pages, share it with your local TV stations and more. Show your pride in being a member of CAFR and help celebrate the top 10 reasons to recycle.

Additionally, you can encourage your networks to take the #BeRecycled Pledge, which is a promise to actively choose to live a recycled lifestyle by committing to “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” in all aspects of daily life.
 

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016.

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.

This entry was posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016.

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.

This entry was posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2016.

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.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016.

CAFR comments on the state’s solid waste and materials management plan

After carefully considering all aspects of the proposed recycling plan, CAFR developed several recommendations for improvement, strongly supporting the evolution of CDPHE’s role from a focus on regulation and compliance to one of leadership and technical assistance.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016.

CAFR seeks part-time contractor specializing in conference program coordination

The Summit for Recycling has grown over the past two decades from a small event (less than 50 people) to a large regional event attracting more than 250 people, with a robust vendor show, multiple workshops and breakout sessions, reception, awards gala, and more.

This entry was posted on Monday, August 29th, 2016.

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.

This entry was posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016.

Call for Abstracts: CAFR Annual Meeting “Lightning Round” – Deadline September 9

Submit your abstract for a 3- to 5-minute “Lightning Round” update at the 2017 CAFR Annual Meeting Wednesday, October 19, at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden.

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2016.

Funding available for regional studies to optimize waste diversion

Funding opportunity now available through the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity program. Applications due October 31, 2016.

This entry was posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016.

Recycling rebate applications for free public recycling drop-offs due August 31

The intent of this rebate program is to assist free public recycling drop-off sites by offsetting a portion of the transportation costs incurred by shipping recyclables to market or to a processing center.

This entry was posted on Monday, August 1st, 2016.

CAFR comments on ways to incorporate recycling into the Colorado Climate Plan

1. Emphasize sustainable materials management (recycling, composting, reuse, product stewardship, green purchasing) as a key tool to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gases at the state level. …

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016.

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.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016.

CDPHE accepting comments on the Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan through September 6

The plan addresses Colorado’s solid waste and waste diversion and recycling needs over the next 20 years.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016.

We’re taking time for a happy hour. Please join us July 21 at The Alliance Center

In memory of Cara Russell, we’re taking some time to be with friends and the non-profit community and be reminded of everything we have to be thankful for. Please join us.

This entry was posted on Monday, July 18th, 2016.

Getting back to work

The recent death of Cara Russell was a shock to us all. Her time here was way too short and we will truly miss her. Cara was just beginning to inspire and energize us with her enthusiasm for learning the recycling industry and steady dedication to getting work done. With those thoughts in mind, it’s time for us to start getting back to work.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016.

Memorial Service for Cara Russell July 23

Family, friends and the non-profit community are invited to Cara Russell’s memorial service Saturday, July 23, at 2:00 PM at Arvada United Methodist Church.

This entry was posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016.

Cara Russell Memorial Fund

Donations can be made to the Cara Russell Memorial Fund. Monies will be given to the Ark Valley Humane Society once all hospital/financial responsibilities have been paid for.    

This entry was posted on Friday, July 1st, 2016.

Vigil for Cara Russell – Join us tonight at The Alliance Center

Please join CAFR board members, staff and volunteers and The Alliance Center community this evening for a vigil for Cara Russell and her family.

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2016.

Letter from the CAFR President

It is with heavy heart that I am informing you of the death of our Executive Director, Cara Russell. Although Cara had only been with the organization a short while, her enthusiasm, professionalism, and positive demeanor had quickly won her a number of fans within the organization, including myself.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016.

2016 Summit for Recycling navigates the new era of materials management

Managing recyclable waste has become more than collecting, diverting and repurposing of materials. The fact that recycling rates in Colorado remain lower than in many other states only forces us to reexamine the source of our materials and discover more environmentally sustainable solutions.

This entry was posted on Monday, June 13th, 2016.

Governor signs bill to help boost recycling in Colorado

The bill extends the tax exemptions on machinery and equipment enjoyed for decades by traditional manufacturers in Colorado to also include machinery and equipment used in the sustainable manufacturing practices of reprocessing, remanufacturing and reuse of recycled materials.

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2016.

SB16-124 Machine Tools Sales Tax Exempt Recovered Materials

06/08/2016 Governor Signed
CAFR Active Support

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2016.

CAFR recognizes outstanding recyclers

Winners of the 2016 Recycling Awards were selected by their industry peers in recognition of their contributions to or promotion of recycling and waste reduction

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016.

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.

This entry was posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016.

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.

This entry was posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016.

Summit early-bird registration rates extended through May 20

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

This entry was posted on Friday, May 6th, 2016.

Join the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board – Apply by May 19

PPAB is looking for six new members. Apply today. Your leadership will promote pollution prevention and sustainability in Colorado.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016.

CAFR weighs in on CDPHE’s statewide solid waste plan

On behalf of CAFR members, the Board of Directors urged CDPHE to prioritize and promote programs, policies, and planning that favor material reuse, recycling, and composting, over those that result in valuable commodities being buried in a landfill.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016.

Can carton recycling work in rural communities?

Recycling in Colorado’s 47 rural counties can be challenging. Resources are stretched thin, and distance barriers lead to expensive and often inefficient transportation costs. Adding new items like milk and juice cartons to the recycling mix may seem unattainable. The hub-and-spoke model has proven to be an effective solution.

This entry was posted on Friday, April 1st, 2016.

Who is your recycling hero? Nominate them for an award – Deadline extended to April 8

CAFR’s annual Recycling Awards recognize governmental entities, individuals, companies, media and organizations for their excellence in recycling or promotion of recycling. The 2016 awards will be presented at the 27th annual CAFR Summit for Recycling conference in Grand Junction, Colorado, June 12-14, 2016. Nominate your hero today!

This entry was posted on Friday, April 1st, 2016.

HB16-1004 Measurable Goals Deadlines CO Climate Action Plan

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

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016.

CAFR announces new executive director

Cara Russell will fill this full-time position effective April 11, 2016. Russell has extensive non-profit management experience, most recently serving as the executive director of the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016.

It’s more convenient than ever to recycle paint in Colorado

PaintCare has set up 141 drop-off sites since the start of the Paint Stewardship Program in July 2015. Most sites are located at paint retailers (paint and hardware stores) that have volunteered to take back paint, and recycling is available to any household and business in Colorado.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016.

Gallegos Sanitation tackles food waste in Poudre School District

Currently, 10 schools are participating in the effort to produce a waste stream that is comprised solely of food and napkins and collected in 65-gallon carts.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2016.

A reminder to recycle right

You think nothing of it when you throw a paper coffee cup into the recycling bin and pat yourself on the back for doing what’s right. But what is intended to be a thoughtful action turns into recycling gone all wrong. You can’t recycle paper coffee cups.

This entry was posted on Friday, March 11th, 2016.

New food-grade plastic processing facility makes headway

A year after being awarded funding from a CDPHE RREO grant, Recycle Projects has made a new plastic sorting technology available to enhance local recycling markets.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016.

CU students help Green Girl Recycling tackle Boulder’s Zero Waste Ordinance

On June 16, 2015, the Boulder City Council unanimously approved the Universal Zero Waste Ordinance, which mandates stricter diversion measures for every private residence, business, nonprofit, school and local government institutions.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016.

Grants help expand EPS recycling to curbside

The Foam Recycling Coalition, in association with the EPS Industry Alliance, announced a new grant program to help businesses in the recycling industry increase their capacity to accept post-consumer EPS foam products.The grants support entities that manage residential curbside and drop-off recycling programs.

This entry was posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016.

CDPHE seeks input on statewide Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan

The State wants your input for its Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan. As part of the work, eight half-day stakeholder meetings are being conducted around the state; a preliminary schedule is available, RSVP is required.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016.

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.

This entry was posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016.

CDPHE seeking new members for the RREO program’s advisory committee

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is currently seeking applicants who have experience working in Colorado’s recycling, composting, and/or reuse industries to fill four vacant seats on the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board Assistance Committee.

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2016.

Calling all colleges and universities for RecycleMania 2016

The 2016 RecycleMania Tournament is right around the corner, and the Colorado Association for Recycling encourages all colleges and universities in Colorado to get involved.

This entry was posted on Monday, December 28th, 2015.

Check out our new video!

Recycling is the easiest thing we can all do to improve our community, conserve natural resources, and create green jobs. Together we can make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Click on the video to see original artwork created by the winners of CAFR’s 2015 recycling poster contest. Embed the video on your websites or social media to spread the word about recycling.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015.

Call for Abstracts: 2016 Summit for Recycling – Deadline Extended to December 11

The recycling industry is facing very different circumstances to those of ten or even five years ago. CAFR invites you to submit an abstract for a session at the 2016 Summit for Recycling conference that concentrates on how we can adjust our business models and operations to a world that will be increasingly dominated by the principles of materials management.

This entry was posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2015.

EPA releases new Sustainable Materials Management Program Strategic Plan

Assistant Administrator of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Mathy Stanislaus, noted that “The life-cycle based decision-making and systems-based approaches of Sustainable Materials Management reflected in this strategic plan offer far greater opportunities for addressing the complex environmental issues we face today than traditional resource, waste and chemicals management approaches.”

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015.

CAFR Tour: Mattress recycling at Spring Back Colorado – November 19

CAFR members are invited to join the CAFR Board of Directors and staff in Denver for a tour of mattress recycling at Spring Back Colorado. Spring Back Colorado, a nonprofit organization, provides mattress retailers, refuse collectors, governments, universities, hotel liquidators and the general public the opportunity to properly dispose of their post-consumer mattresses and box springs.
RSVP required.

This entry was posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015.

“I Will Recycle” Sweepstakes: October 15 – November 20, 2015

Win one of four Apple Certified Refurbished iPad mini3s by posting a photo of yourself recycling with the hashtag #IWillRecycle and #Sweepstakes on Twitter or Instagram.

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015.

Meet the candidates for the CAFR Board of Directors

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

This entry was posted on Sunday, October 11th, 2015.

CAFR joins Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

CAFR helping to drive $10 trillion in sustainability innovation.

This entry was posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015.

CDPHE report highlights measurable progress, regulatory changes and innovative solutions

The report cites notable waste diversion accomplishments from the past year and features infographics with statistics from each program within the division.

This entry was posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015.

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.

 

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2015.

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.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015.

Recycling rebates available for free public recycling drop-off sites – Deadline August 31

This rebate is available to financially assist entities that operate free public recycling drop-off sites.

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015.

Consumer-generated videos bring fresh ideas to increase participation in recycling

What do a myth-busting 4-year old, a bathroom in which personal care products come to life, a talking pizza box and three teenagers with a Ouija board have in common? They are among the fresh ideas submitted by consumers to help increase awareness of and participation in recycling across America.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015.

U.S. Conference of Mayors adopts resolution in support of municipal zero waste principles

The resolution calls on federal and state governments to recognize the rights of cities to enact ordinances to reduce waste in their local communities.

This entry was posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015.

Colorado’s Architectural Paint Stewardship Program goes into effect July 1

The intent of the program is to significantly increase the number of postconsumer paint collection sites and recycling opportunities for households, businesses and other generators of postconsumer architectural paint in Colorado.

This entry was posted on Monday, June 29th, 2015.

Westword: Most Colorado glass doesn’t get recycled, but that’s starting to change

More communities are beginning to recognize that glass in the single-stream is problematic. Two companies recently received grants from the state to try and improve the way glass gets recycled.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015.

Supreme Court decides not to hear PhRMA Case v. Alameda County

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a case brought by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and two other industry trade groups, which challenged the constitutionality of Alameda County, California’s drug disposal law.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015.

Student artwork shows recycling is part of the Colorado scene

Congratulations to the student winners of CAFR’s statewide recycling poster contest! The contest allowed students to showcase their artistic talent as well as their commitment to recycling. More than 27 schools participated, and 12 winners were selected from more than 200 entries.

 

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015.

SB15-076 Dispose Cathode Ray Tubes At Hazardous Waste Sites

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

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015.

HB15-1386 Align Recycling & Machine Tool Tax Exemptions

CAFR Active Support
05/05/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015.

Colorado College takes top spot in “Food Service Oganics” division of RecycleMania

4.5 million students recycle and compost 80.1 million pounds in the 2015 RecycleMania tournament.

This entry was posted on Monday, April 13th, 2015.

Help us meet our fundraising goal

We are at 78% of our fundraising goal for the 2015 Summit for Recycling. Help us ‘close the loop’ by contributing to the $13,550 still needed. Every dollar helps. Can you sponsor the Summit?

Each year the Summit provides world-class educational sessions and networking for more than 270 attendees, brings together industry leaders to help move recycling forward in Colorado, and offers scholarships to select Colorado university students to attend, mentoring future recycling professionals. Sponsor now.

This entry was posted on Monday, April 6th, 2015.