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Premier Events

Summit for Recycling

June 4-6, 2017
Fort Collins, CO
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Community Events

December 6, 2016
Colorado Council for Sustainable Purchasing Meeting

December 8, 2016
CURC Webinar: Using Contracts to Advance Waste Reduction Efforts

December 8, 2016
Colorado Product Stewardship Council Meeting

December 8, 2016
Using Contracts to Advance Waste Reduction Efforts

December 8, 2016
Recycling: The Business Case


Legislative Updates

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.

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.

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.


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.

mixed cans and bottles for recycling [photo]Find Recyclers Near You

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

Support recycling this Colorado Gives Day

CAFR is the only statewide recycling coalition specifically working to advance and improve recycling opportunities in our beautiful state.In honor of Colorado Gives Day, consider a monetary gift to CAFR. You don't have to wait for December 6, schedule a donation today.

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 by December 7.

Call for Proposals: 2017 Summit for Recycling Conference

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.

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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

Carton Council

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!