Welcome to Recycle Colorado

Recycle Colorado is the premier statewide nonprofit working to advance material circular economies in Colorado.

We are an action-oriented and member-driven organization that works on projects that are tangible, actionable and measurable related to infrastructure and end markets for material recovery, reuse and manufacturing. We also work to advance both local and state policy that supports keeping valuable material resources out of our landfills.

Poster Contest

All of Colorado’s K-12 students are invited to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to the environment by participating in Recycle Colorado's poster contest. One grand-prize winner receives a $100 gift card. The grand-prize winner’s school receives a $200 gift card for room supplies. Winning artwork will be used in Colorado to promote America Recycles Day.

Deadline for Entry: April 26, 2019

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Report finds Colorado generated record amount of trash in 2017, calls on governor to boost investment in recycling

Eco-Cycle and CoPIRG, released their second annual State of Recycling in Colorado report, which found that Colorado generated a record 9.3 million tons of waste in 2017, while the state’s recycling rate remained stagnant at 12 percent, well below the national average of 35 percent.

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