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. 

Snack & Shares

Join us our your lunch break for Membership Snack & Shares!

Each month we will host a member spotlight presentation which will allow you to learn about the various industries and recyclers across Colorado. If you are interested in presenting, please send us an email. RSVP below to be added onto the calendar invites. All members and non-members are invited to attend. 

Attend a Snack & Share
Watch the Snack & Share Recordings

Compost Poster Contest

Colorado's Youth Dig into their Creativity to Create Compost Art

This year's Recycle Colorado Poster Contest themed, "Colorado Loves Clean Compost", asked students to help us illustrate why composting is important to our state. We received over 160 poster submissions from 24 different school across the state. We love to see the creativity the kids bring each year, whether its from our up and coming digital graphic designers, or classic marker, paint and crayon artists, to the realists who used compostable items to demonstrate what they have learned. 

See the Winner's Art!

Board of Directors

Now accepting nominations to the 2024 Board of Director!

For the 2024 year, we are looking to fill 5 new board of director openings. We encourage members with varying backgrounds and perspectives to nominate themselves or someone they know for a position. Most board roles are filled by a member for three years, but if you are interested in a one year term, please let us know.

The nomination process closes Friday, September 29, at 5pm MST. Read the full BOD Requirements.

Submit a Board of Director's Nomination

PPRA Timeline

Have Questions or need signage for your community or business implementing the Plastic Bag Fees?

Eco-Cycle has created a toolkit to help understand the the policy that was implemented in January of 2023 and has included access to resources that can help with the transition. Download and customize PPRA resources for your business or community using their toolkit!

PPRA Toolkit