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EPA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Solicitation

Deadline: July 31, 2018
Funding for the development and commercialization of innovative environmental technologies.

Gubernatorial candidates share vision for improving Colorado’s recycling rate

On Tuesday, June 5, at the Colorado Association for Recycling’s Summit for Recycling in Snowmass, Congressman Jared Polis (D) and representatives for former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy (D) and Lt. Governor Donna Lynne (D) discussed how they (or their candidate), if elected governor, would improve recycling. All candidates on the June 26th primary, including Republicans and Democrats, were invited to participate.

Rural Community Development Initiative

Deadline: June 25, 2018
Provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development.

The China Crisis – Whose Crisis is It?

It is ours. Recycled materials and trash should look very different from each other, but for years they have been converging in the U.S.

Congratulations to this year’s outstanding recyclers

The 2018 Recycling Awards will be presented at the annual Recycling Awards Gala, Monday evening, June 4, at the Westin Snowmass Resort in Snowmass Village, Colorado. The Recycling Awards Gala is part of the Summit for Recycling conference, hosted by CAFR.

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

Colorado Springs Council leads the way with new regional focus for CAFR

Every community in Colorado has specific dynamics and needs. Realizing this, CAFR is developing regional councils to work on local issues across Colorado. In August of 2017, CAFR chose Colorado Springs as the first new regionally focused council.

Recycling Cart Grant

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

Young Investigator Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2018
Supports undergraduate through PhD students doing research in the fields of composting and compost use.