Colorful answers to the question "What happens to the things I recycle?"

Student winners of statewide Recycle Colorado poster contest announced

Students’ commitment to recycling is alive and well, as shown by their creative and informative artwork. Today, Recycle Colorado announced the winners of its 14th annual poster contest. Every year, students in kindergarten through 12th grade take up their pencils, markers and computers to showcase their artistic talent and recycling know-how.

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Senate Bill 20-055: Incentivize Development Recycling End Markets

Submit comments on producer responsibility recommendations by May 17. CDPHE recommendations and instructions for submitting comments can be found on this page,, by downloading the document via the "Draft policy recommendations for stakeholder review" link.

In July 2020, the state legislature passed SB 20-055. This bill is intended to grow recycling programs by addressing the lack of local end markets for recyclable materials in Colorado.

  • Recycling Market Development Center
  • Producer Responsibility Literature Review
  • Business Personal Property Tax Reimbursements
  • Statewide Education Campaign on Recycling

Learn about the results of the stakeholder process June 16 at the 2021 Summit for Recycling virtual conference.

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Innovation, Adaptation and Emerging Trends

Attend this session during the Summit for Recycling June 15 & 16

There is significant work underway around the country to transform the U.S. recycling system. This panel explores several of these initiatives, including:

  • an overview of federal policies and efforts to fund recycling
  • the new EPA recycling goal and recycling strategy the U.S. Plastics Pact and corporate commitments to improve recycling and buy more recycled content new state laws to improve labeling on recyclable and compostable products

Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen, U.S. Plastics Pact
Megan Quinn, Industry Dive
Jonathan Wachtel, City of Lakewood

Laurie Batchelder Adams,

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