Platinum Sponsor

Waste Management

Gold Sponsor

Republic Services

Silver Sponsor

CAFR Board of Directors

Host Committee

A special thank you to the Summit for Recycling Host Committee:

Mesa County Solid Waste

Save the Date

2017 Summit for Recycling
June 4-6
Fort Collins, CO

Lodging & Conference Center

DoubleTree by Hilton
743 Horizon Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81506

CAFR has secured a conference rate of $109/night at the DoubleTree. Make your reservation online or by phone before May 23.

Alternate Hotels

The DoubleTree is nearly sold out. Nearby options include Quality Inn and Super 8.

Visit Grand Junction

Summit Scholarships

The 7th annual Summit Scholarship Program provides funds for college students in the state to attend the Summit. The deadline for applications was April 25. For more information, contact Amy Randell.

Getting to the Conference

Use CAFR's carpool message board to let other attendees know if you need a ride or can provide one to the Summit for Recycling.

Offset Your Carbon Emissions

Offset the emissions you can't reduce. Your tax-deductible donation to the Colorado Carbon Fund will help reduce pollution, create jobs and promote environmental health in Colorado communities.


Contact Amy Randell at 970-372-5615.

Summit for Recycling

The Colorado Association for Recycling’s annual recycling Summit is a dynamic conference and exhibition that brings together the state's recycling professionals and individuals dedicated to the principles of recycling, waste prevention and composting. The agenda is complete with educational sessions, a variety of presenters, exhibit hall, site tours, recycling awards, silent auction, and fun evening networking events. The 2016 Summit is the 27th year of the conference!

2016 Summit for Recycling
June 12-14, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction

"Innovate to Succeed: Navigating the New Era of Materials Management"

In a world of sustainability, what does our traditional recycling industry, which handles products at end-of-life, offer? Where do source reduction, reuse, repurposing and environmentally sound purchasing fit in? What challenges and opportunities present themselves as Design for Environment (DFE), Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), product stewardship, dematerialization and related initiatives change both the volume and composition of material entering the waste stream? How does the global market impact our decisions in what materials to manage and how? Welcome to the era of responsible materials management!

What attendees had to say about last year's conference:

"The Summit was absolutely worth my time and money. It is sometimes challenging to justify these kinds of expenses to my employer but I feel like this event gave me tools and networking opportunities that allowed me to walk away with a better understanding of the economics, logistics, challenges, politics and potential for growth in the recycling industry."

"Thank you for letting me be a part of such a unique conference! I look forward to learning more next year."