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Circular Economy Models are Evolving in Southern Colorado

The Circular Economy Development Center’s recent stakeholder meeting explored concrete examples that show how circular models are evolving in southern Colorado, highlighting several businesses that derive their success from recovered plastics. On February 7 at Microchip’s Colorado Springs facility, business owners, government representatives and elected officials heard from Front Range Transload, a Pueblo-based material-handling company that provides the opportunity to aggregate less than full loads of material until there is enough volume for a truck or rail carload to go to market. Direct Polymers, a recycling services provider, uses the space to aggregate plastics. The company is preparing to close the loop on plastics by launching a manufacturing business in Colorado. The CEDC is helping coordinate these projects as part of circular economy development and showing other recyclers how materials could be stored for combined transport by rail or truck.

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Operations Manager position opening with Table to Farm Compost

The Operations Manager is in charge of the day-to-day operations of Table to Farm Compost including on-site composting and facility operations and coordination with the Compost Collection Coordinator on completing residential and commercial routes. Additionally, the position works to coordinate feedstock deliveries from customers and partners and maintains the buildings and equipment for the company.

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Colorado shares needs assessment, modeling draft

"In another step toward implementation of extended producer responsibility for packaging, Colorado regulators published a report laying out which materials would be covered and exploring different options for how the program could operate.

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2024 Lobby Day Volunteer Resources

2024 Lobby Day Volunteer Resources

Thank you for volunteering to support Recycle Colorado on Lobby Day. We are so glad you are here!
This page will have all the Lobby Day resources that you need for the day. Since there is a ton to cover, you can use the buttons below to navigate to the resource on this page that you need. If you ever lose this webpage, you will be provided with a QR code that has all of this information on it to access it again. 

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Analyst Position Opening with RRS

RRS is seeking applications for a Full Time Analyst to work collaboratively with staff consultants and engineers on a variety of projects including zero waste planning, collection system management, data entry, and program best practices. Projects may include:

  • feasibility studies;
  • waste minimization plans; 
  • waste characterization and waste reduction studies; 
  • economic, technical and/or risk analysis; 
  • stakeholder engagement processes; 
  • resource management consulting services to provide guidance in support of resource-related data collection; 
  • policy analysis and/or risk analysis; and 
  • planning and support for the development, planning, facilitation, coordination, and documentation of and/or for waste reduction, circularity, or zero waste initiatives. 
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2023 C&D News Updates

An Overview: Colorado Needs Assessment

In another step toward implementation of extended producer responsibility for packaging, Colorado regulators published a report laying out which materials would be covered and exploring different options for how the program could operate.

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2024 Recycle Colorado Policy Resources for Legislators

Thank you for meeting with us!

We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to chat with a Recycle Colorado volunteer on our Lobby Day. We would love to continue the conversation by having you join us at our legislative reception from 4-6pm at the Lincoln Center Building lobby.

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44 of 65 GBC reopens search for next Executive Director

Good Business Colorado is partnering with Diverse Talent to reopen their search for GBC’s next Executive Director. You can see the job listing here with more information about the role and how to apply. Please share this opportunity with your network and anyone you think would be a good fit!

Colorado’s Draft Needs Assessment Report has been published

The final draft of Colorado’s Needs Assessment report for statewide recycling has been published, and the CDPHE is now accepting feedback on this report. Circular Action Alliance (CAA) initiated this study as part of Colorado’s Producer Responsibility Program for packaging and paper products. The needs assessment is an in-depth study that assessed Colorado’s existing recycling systems and identifies opportunities for improving recycling and collection rates of covered materials.

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CEDC End Market Solution Questionnaire

The Circular Economy Development Center is dedicated to helping Colorado’s businesses achieve the maximum value from their products and transition toward a more sustainable future.

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Denver Airport Comes Clean on Recycling, Composting Efforts

Preliminary numbers indicate DIA processed 12,000 tons of trash in 2023 and sent 21 percent of that waste to recycling or composting instead of the landfill.

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Eco-Cycle estimates Colorado is using a billion fewer plastic bags

In 2023, 1.5 to 1.8 billion fewer bags were used in Colorado. That's according to an estimate by Eco-Cycle, a nonprofit recycling center that focuses on zero waste.

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Aspen sees ‘positive impact’ with Organic Waste Diversion ordinance

"Last October, the ordinance went into effect to ensure all businesses within Aspen city limits with retail food licenses have been composting, donating, or disposing of organic waste instead of placing it within regular trash cans as had previously been accepted. And according to Waste Diversion and Recycling Administrator Ainsley Brosnan-Smith, since the program’s inception, it’s been nothing short of a complete success."

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Emily Freeman is leading C&D efforts in Boulder

Last week, the City of Boulder's Emily Freeman was awarded the 2023 Green Champion award from the Colorado Green Building Guild for her work in deconstruction and outreach. Emily oversees the success of the City of Boulder’s deconstruction ordinance to keep carbon intensive building materials available for reuse and recycling. Since ordinance implementation, Boulder has diverted 77% of building materials from the landfill. Emily is leading efforts to identify opportunities for improvement, engage with the deconstruction community, and drive progress towards the city’s goals.

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Sustainability Internship at Walking Mountains

Sustainability Interns gain new skills in environmental sustainability while providing education and outreach in the Eagle Valley community. Interns will learn hands-on skills in fostering sustainable behaviors while also gaining valuable experience in how mountain communities, governments, and businesses are taking action and monitoring their environmental impacts.

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CDPHE Seeking Applicant for Producer Responsibility Advisory Board

The Producer Responsibility Program for Statewide Recycling is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Producer Responsibility Advisory Board. This individual will represent the hauler of recyclable materials seat and continue in a three-year term that ends in December of 2025. We are accepting applications until January 26 or until the seat is filled.

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FRWD Mini Contribution Grants Now Available

Mini Contribution Grant RFA Now Available!

The Front Range Waste Diversion (FRWD) board of directors is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through a Request for Applications (RFA) process. The RFA offers mini contribution grants through a simplified application process for small-scale projects that are easy to implement and support the strategic goals of the FRWD program. Grant funds are exclusively available for equipment and supplies purchases that contribute to Front Range waste diversion efforts.

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2023 Council & Committees Archive

2023 Council & Committee Archive

Feel free to browse the previous meetings notes, recordings, and resources to see what each council and committee worked on in 2023. 

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5280 Waste Solutions partners with the City and County of Denver to provide solid waste collection services

Denver, Colorado – 5280 Waste Solutions is pleased to announce it has formed a strategic partnership with the City and County of Denver to provide solid waste collection services at all City-owned facilities.

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