Capturing Value in Colorado

Recycle Colorado is a 501(c)3, statewide nonprofit organization advancing circular economies & improving recycling across the state of Colorado. Our members share a vision to transform Colorado into a national leader in waste reduction, recovery, and diversion.

Our membership consists of 148 organizations and individuals who collaborate on problems, solutions, projects, and policy. With the support of our members, we are able to plan an annual Summit for Recycling conference, webinars, and many other educational events throughout the year. Colorado's recycling rate of 16% does not reflect the conservation mindset of its residents. We believe that communication between all aspects of the waste stream, haulers, producers, users, recyclers, composters, and cities and counties, is vital to achieving Colorado's diversion goals which preserve the state's beauty and resources. 

2024 Summit

The 2024 Summit for Recycling will be focused on how to overcome  barriers to foster an equitable, feasible, and sustainable circular economy. We will combine informational sessions with workshops, tours, and networking opportunities to facilitate the sharing of best practices, innovations, and plans for the future. 

What's the Summit like? Review the agenda to get a sneak peak at what the Summit will be like. You can also look through the Events Archive to see what topics were discussed in previous years.

Are you an exhibitor or sponsor? Recycle Colorado welcomes anyone to sponsor our event and to join us each year as an exhibitor throughout the conference. This is a great way to showcase your business to Recycle Colorado members and attendees.

Are you a student or young professional looking to get involved in the waste space? Recycle Colorado is striving to increase the presence of  future leaders in the waste space at our events and in the industry. We currently offer the Future Leaders Scholarship for students who are currently enrolled in a university program to apply to to attend the conference for free. We are looking into other opportunities for engagement. If you have any suggestions or recognize any barriers to getting into the waste space, please let us know.

2024 Summit for Recycling

Early Bird Registration

Early Bird Registration for the 2024 Summit is now available!

Register before May 5th to receive a discount on your Summit for Recycling registration. 

Recycle Colorado Members should have received their member registration promo codes. Government and nonprofit employees are eligible for a discount as well. Please contact us to receive the promo code. 

We want everyone to be involved in the Summit! If cost is a barrier for you to attend, our members may be able to help support. You can also volunteer and receive free admission to the Summit. Reach out to us to make a plan to get you to Fort Collins! 

Register for the Summit

Poster Contest

Recycle Colorado 17th Annual Poster Contest: Trash to Treasure!

All of Colorado’s K-12 students are invited to showcase their artistic talent and commitment to upcycling by participating in Recycle Colorado’s Poster Contest. This year's theme is Trash to Treasure. We hope you will participate and show us your creativity by creating or drawing your best upcycled ideas.

Learn more about Trash to Treasure!

Recycle Colorado & SWANA Young Professionals Meet Up: Tour FlyteCo in Denver

April 11th, 4pm-6pm
Recycle Colorado is excited to be partnering with SWANA to host our first combined young professional meet up this April. Young professional meet ups are for those who are new to the industry and are looking to connect, learn, and have fun with others involved in recycling, waste and composting. This is not an age limited event and we invite anyone who is looking to get more involved to join us. We will be touring FlyteCo in Denver, to learn about their operations and sustainability initiatives. We encourage you to bring a co-worker to share a drink with offline. There is tons of fun to be had!

Meet up with Young Professionals


Community Partner & Individual members will automatically receive renewal emails with their invoice a month before their membership expires.

All other members will be contacted by a Recycle Colorado board member to discuss their membership and any sponsorship opportunities they are interested in for the next year. If you would like to renew before a board member contacts you, please let us know and we can get an invoice to you sooner. 

Renew Your Recycle Colorado Membership