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Premier Events

Annual Meeting

October 12, 2016
American Mountaineering Center
Golden, CO

America Recycles Day

November 15, 2016
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Community Events

July 27, 2016
Growth & Financing Strategies for Manufacturers

August 1, 2016
Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission Meeting

August 2, 2016
Colorado Council for Sustainable Purchasing Meeting

August 9, 2016
Plastics Recycling Works: Facts and Figures to Support a Thriving Industry

August 11, 2016
CURC Webinar: Finding Solutions for Hard to Recycle Items


Legislative Updates

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.

SB16-124 Machine Tools Sales Tax Exempt Recovered Materials

06/08/2016 Governor Signed
CAFR Active Support

HB16-1004 Measurable Goals Deadlines CO Climate Action Plan

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


2021 Goals

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Welcome to the Colorado Association for Recycling

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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Our online recycling directory lets you search for recycling facilities and services across the state. Find a recycler near you.

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CAFR Recycling News

CDPHE accepting comments on the Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan implementation through August 30

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

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.

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.

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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.

Featured Sponsor

Ball Corporation

Featured Supporter

Waste Management

Featured Friend

Larimer County Solid Waste

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!