Poster contest for K-12 students

What happens to the things I recycle?

All of Colorado’s K-12 students are invited to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to recycling by participating in Recycle Colorado’s 14th Annual Recycling Poster Contest.

Entry Deadline: April 25, 2021


  • 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.

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Thanks to our program volunteer Bluterra

Take a peek at last year's winners

CoPIRG and Eco-Cycle release annual State of Recycling and Composting in Colorado

Colorado wasted more and recycled less in 2019 than in 2018, continuing to fall short of our state recycling goals and behind the rest of the nation. Dozens of Colorado communities continue to demonstrate how recycling and composting can be successful in Colorado.

Read the report

Producer Responsibility Stakeholder Meetings

The meetings ares a component of the Incentivize Development Recycling End Markets bill (SB20-055), which is intended to grow recycling programs by addressing the lack of local end markets for recyclable materials in Colorado. The bill includes four main components:

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

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will make this project a collaborative effort by engaging stakeholders from various sectors.

Learn more or sign up to take part
in the stakeholder process