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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 6, 2016
Education & Outreach Committee Meeting

July 12, 2016
Compost Stakeholder Meeting

July 12, 2016
Colorado Council for Sustainable Purchasing Meeting

July 18, 2016
CAFR Policy Committee Meeting

July 21, 2016
July 2016 CAFR Board of Directors Meeting


Legislative Updates

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

Recyclers meet with senators and representatives during CAFR’s Lobby Day and Legislative Reception

Wearing green "I Recycle" stickers, recyclers and legislators alike discussed the economic and environmental benefits of recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing to the State of Colorado.


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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

Vigil for Cara Russell – Join us tonight at The Alliance Center

Please join CAFR board members, staff and volunteers and The Alliance Center community this evening for a vigil for Cara Russell and her family.

Letter from the CAFR President

It is with heavy heart that I am informing you of the death of our Executive Director, Cara Russell. Although Cara had only been with the organization a short while, her enthusiasm, professionalism, and positive demeanor had quickly won her a number of fans within the organization, including myself.

2016 Summit for Recycling navigates the new era of materials management

Managing recyclable waste has become more than collecting, diverting and repurposing of materials. The fact that recycling rates in Colorado remain lower than in many other states only forces us to reexamine the source of our materials and discover more environmentally sustainable solutions.

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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

PaintCare, Inc.

Featured Friend

Waste Connections of Colorado

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!