Call for Nominations: 2021 Recycling Awards

Deadline Extended: May 10, 2021

Each year Recycle Colorado seeks nominations for our annual Recycling Awards. These prestigious awards recognize governmental entities, individuals, companies, organization and media for their excellence in recycling or promotion of recycling.

Learn more and nominate your favorite recycler

Senate Bill 20-055: Incentivize Development Recycling End Markets

Submit comments on producer responsibility recommendations by May 17. CDPHE recommendations and instructions for submitting comments can be found on this page,, by downloading the document via the "Draft policy recommendations for stakeholder review" link.

In July 2020, the state legislature passed SB 20-055. This bill is intended to grow recycling programs by addressing the lack of local end markets for recyclable materials in Colorado.

  • Recycling Market Development Center
  • Producer Responsibility Literature Review
  • Business Personal Property Tax Reimbursements
  • Statewide Education Campaign on Recycling

Learn about the results of the stakeholder process June 16 at the 2021 Summit for Recycling virtual conference.

Learn more about the Summit

Recycling Poster Contest

What happens to the things I recycle?

All of Colorado’s K-12 students were invited to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to recycling by participating in Recycle Colorado’s 14th Annual Recycling Poster Contest. Winners will be announced by the second week of May.


  • 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 recycling and celebrate Colorado Recycles Week in November.

2021 Participating Schools:

Century Elementary, Aurora
Cherry Creek Elevation, Centennial
Community Montessori, Boulder
Doherty High School, Colorado Springs
Eisenhower Elementary, Boulder
French Elementary, Colorado Springs
Home School, Fort Collins
Joyce Art Studio, Highlands Ranch
Lafayette Elementary, Lafayette
Monarch K-8, Louisville
Northridge Elementary, Highlands Ranch
Ryan Elementary, Lafayette
School in the Woods, Colorado Springs
Summit Middle Charter School, Boulder
Widefield Center for Success, Colorado Springs