Recycle Colorado Summit for Recycling

The Summit for Recycling is Colorado's local conference focused on providing you with opportunities to network, learn from, and celebrate with other recycling, composting, reuse, and zero waste professionals.

Every year, Recycle Colorado focuses on filling every day of our conference with engaging workshops, tours, keynote speakers, and breakout sessions on the topics you want to hear about. The Summit is a great place for new and returning waste professionals to network, collaborate on ideas, and discuss the future for Colorado's recycling and composting potential. With a mix of fun, relaxing activities like the welcome reception and awards gala with live music and dancing, along with full days of sessions discussing topics such as the circular economy, organics diversion and processing, construction & deconstruction diversion, policy, and zero waste, you are sure to have an amazing time at the Summit.

The Summit rotates locations throughout the state of Colorado each year. Attendees of this conference consist of government and municipality staff from Colorado and surrounding states, local composters and recyclers, nonprofit staff, students, and producers looking to better their sustainability practices. 

2024 SummitWe will see you in Fort Collins for the 2024 Summit for Recycling

We are super excited to start planning this year's Summit in Fort Collins! We hope you will mark your calendars for June 3rd-5th at the Hilton so you can join us. As we start to look for fun new ideas, planning support, sponsorship, speakers, and more, we will be sure to keep you all in the loop.

Save the Date for the 2024 Summit

2024 Summit Theme2024 Summit Theme: Overcoming Barriers to Circularity
Creating a circular system for materials within Colorado faces many obstacles, including lack of access for rural and underserved populations, end-markets that either don't exist or are priced below profitability, a weak transportation system that favors advantaged communities, and a lack of knowledge by the general public about how reuse, recycling, and composting systems operate.

The 2024 Summit for Recycling will be focused on how to overcome these 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. Recycle Colorado welcomes a diverse set of perspectives as we strive to become a more inclusive organization that is working to promote a healthy and prosperous Colorado for all.

We will combine informational sessions with workshops, tours, and networking opportunities to facilitate the sharing of best practices, innovations, and plans for the future. Please submit your session proposal today.

Submit a Session or Speaker Idea

Hilton Fort CollinsBook your Stay for the 2024 Summit

Book yourself and your team a place to stay at the Hilton Fort Collins for the 2024 Summit. Rooms can be booked for the two nights of the conference for a member rate of $149/night. Parking at the hotel will be covered by Recycle Colorado.

Reserve a Room

What's the Summit like? Review last year's agenda and videos from some of the sessions to get a sneak peak at what the Summit is 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.