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Premier Events

CAFR Annual Meeting

October 21, 2015
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Commerce City
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America Recycles Day

November 15, 2015
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Community Events

October 13, 2015
Colorado Product Stewardship Council Meeting

October 15, 2015
A Quest for Convenience: Drug Take-Back at Retail Pharmacies

October 15, 2015
EPA Webinar: Does plastics recycling have to be so confusing?

October 19, 2015
Global Climate Change Week

October 20, 2015
NRC October Webinar: Gypsum Wallboard Recycling


Legislative Updates

SB15-076 Dispose Cathode Ray Tubes At Hazardous Waste Sites

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

HB15-1386 Align Recycling & Machine Tool Tax Exemptions

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

HB15-1206 Sales & Use Tax Refund For Recycling Equipment

03/18/2015 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely


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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

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.

POSTPONED: The Alphabet Soup of School Food Waste

Meet other sustainability leaders and recyclers from school districts, large facilities, higher education campuses and the private sector in Colorado to discuss best practices for managing food waste in places of learning.

State, Regional and Local Recycling – Learn more at CAFR’s Annual Meeting October 21‏

This annual event is a networking meeting for CAFR members and people interested in recycling. Learn about what's going on in recycling in Colorado and the recent activities and accomplishments of CAFR.

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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

Carton Council

Featured Supporter

Alpine Waste & Recycling

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!