Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

Larimer County Solid Waste

Silver Sponsor


Host Committee

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

Town of Vail

Walking Mountains Science Center

Registration Rates

Lodging & Conference Center

Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa
715 West Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657

CAFR has secured a conference rate of $132/night at the Marriott. Make your reservations online or call 1-877-622-3140 before May 24, 2015.

The Marriott is an Actively Green 2015 certified business.

Summit Scholarships

The 6th annual Summit Scholarship Program provides funds for college students in the state to attend the Summit. Find out more and apply

Donate to the Silent Auction

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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 Marjie Griek at 303-975-6975.

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 2015 Summit is the 26th year of the conference!

2015 Summit for Recycling
June 7-9, 2015
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa

"Unveiling the Harsh Realities of Recycling in Colorado.
What Can We Do Differently?"

With low landfill tip fees, a geographically dispersed population, and one of the lowest MSW recycling rates of any state, recycling volumes in Colorado remain low. The 2015 Summit for Recycling will focus on finding imaginative and innovative ways to help revitalize recycling programs and increase diversion volumes.

Join us during the conference for a special three-part series, “The Triumvirate," with local, state and national experts as we wrestle with ways to spur the economic development of the recycling, remanufacturing and reuse industries in Colorado. We plan to answer the following questions:

Here's why you should attend the Summit:

Every year I learn something new at the CAFR Summit, and I've been in this field for nearly 30 years.
-- Anne Peters, Gracestone, Inc.

Where else can you meet all the players at one time?
-- Gary Horton, Western Disposal Services

Networking, being able to connect with people in a focused environment away from the daily grind and create new and better ways to get 'er done.
-- Bob Yost, A1 Organics

I can count on CAFR’s Summit to re-energize me for the year: The old friends I connect with, the new programs & enterprises introduced, and the policy discussions light a fire under me like nothing else.
-- Laurie Batchelder Adams, LBA Associates, Inc.