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

Get you and your team registered for the 2024 Summit!

Recycle Colorado Members should have received their member registration promo codes. Government and nonprofit employees and SWANA members 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

Awards Guests

Get down at the Gala!

CO Producer Responsibility Launches

The Joint Budget Committee approved the scenario recommended by the team at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The modified middle scenario was chosen and now the work begins to transform the scenario into a program plan. Over the next 9 months, the Producer Responsibility Organization, Circular Action Alliance, will consult with the Advisory Board and CDPHE to develop a plan. Many opportunities for Recycle Colorado members and stakeholders will be available to contribute to the development of the plan.

Congratulations to everyone who made this possible!

Colorado Producer Responsibility

2024 Summit Sponsors

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 2024 Poster Contest

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

All of Colorado’s K-12 students are invited annually to showcase their artistic talent and commitment to recycling by participating in our Poster Contest. This year's theme was Trash to Treasure focusing on reuse and upcycling. Check out the Winners's Art!

Trash to Treasure Winners!