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Economics of Recycling Survey – Your input is needed!

CDPHE has hired a leading international environmental consulting firm to study the economic impacts of waste diversion activities within the State. The overall purpose of this study is to identify the contribution of the RRR industries on the Colorado economy.

CDPHE releases report evaluating recycling, composting and pyrolysis

The report evaluates the potential impacts and roles that recycling, composting and pyrolysis may have on increasing the economic and environmental sustainability of managing Colorado’s waste-related resources.

Colorado Paint Stewardship Program

PaintCare Inc., a non-profit organization established by the American Coatings Association, will develop and submit a Program Plan, with input from stakeholders, for approval to the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment before the end of the year.

CAN’d Aid & Ball Foundation’s Recycling Grant

Deadline: Applications accepted through the end of 2014
Available for communities, organizations and individuals interested in starting sustainable recycling programs. CAN’d Aid will provide seed money and equipment.

2014 National Recycling Coalition Awards – Nominations due 8/15

The awards will be presented at the Resource Recycling Conference September 15-17, 2014, in New Orleans, LA.

Colorado Waste Tire Program Recycling Incentive Grants

Deadline: Delayed until further notice
Funds may be available to counties, municipalities, special districts (including school districts), and state agencies, as a financial incentive to purchase products containing recycled or reused Colorado waste tires on a reimbursement basis.

Recycling Rebates Program

Deadline: August 2014
Accepts applications for recycling rebate monies in the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Fund.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

Deadline: September 11, 2014
EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for awards up to $100,000 to demonstrate proof of concept in one of the following topic areas: air and climate, manufacturing, toxic chemicals, water, building materials, food waste, and homeland security.

Fund Development Contractor

Organization: National Recycling Coalition
Salary: Monthly base stipend plus incentive-based compensation
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Southwest Colorado Waste Study

Organization: Southwest Colorado Council of Governments
RFP Deadline: July 21, 2014