2022 Summit for Recycling & Rocky Mountain Compost Symposium Agenda

Join us for the two day Summit for Recycling conference with the inaugural Rocky Mountain Compost Symposium. You will learn about the latest in Colorado recycling policies, funding opportunities, with a dedicated track focused on all things in the organics recycling (compost) industry. More details will be continuously added to the schedule. Sign up now for reduced rates!

Monday, August 22, 2022 | 1:00pm-7:00pm MDT

Policy Retreat | 1:00pm-5:30pm MDT

Before the conference begins, we will have an afternoon focused on policy work. This is an opportunity for all members to learn how Recycle Colorado is a key player in Colorado’s progressive recycling and waste diversion policies and for members to voice their goals for future policies.

Welcome Reception | 5:30pm-7:00pm MDT

It’s been 3 years since we have been able to celebrate the work and people which make recycling possible in Colorado. Start the conference with a fun evening of seeing your colleagues in person while we all enjoy snacks, music, and drinks.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 8:00am-10:00pm MDT

Summit & Symposium | 8:00am-5:00pm MDT

Recycling Summit Topics include: Extended Producer Responsibility how it works, when it happens, and answers to your questions; Front Range Waste Diversion program; NextCycle grants; Updates from members

Rocky Mountain Compost Symposium topics include: CDPHE Organics Management Plan; Contamination in organics (compost); Lighting round of innovations

Awards Gala | 6:00pm-10:00pm MDT

Join us to honor the winners of the annual Recycle Colorado Awards. Stay to eat, dance, and have a great time.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | 8:00am-5:00pm MDT

Summit & Symposium | 8:00am-3:50pm MDT

Recycling Summit topics include: Circular Economy development center; Recycling and composting as climate solutions; Local governments’ advancing recycling and waste diversion; Plastics Pollution Reduction

Rocky Mountain Compost Symposium topics include: Climate and Soil solutions; Starting a compost hauling business; Compost Operations; Seal of Testing Assurance (STA); Compost equipment exhibitors

Happy Hour | 3:50pm-5:00pm MDT

Agenda with specific speakers will be published soon.


COVID-19 protocols: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with CDC guidance. By attending this conference, you agree to follow any onsite health and safety protocols. Currently, there is not a mask requirement in the counties where the events will take place. At the events, we will follow guidelines from the CDC, State of Colorado, and county/local health department. We are monitoring news about caseloads and will communicate any updated health and safety policies to all registered attendees in the weeks leading up to the conference. Recycle Colorado reserves the right to require masks and/or proof of negative test results at the 2022 conference. Recycle Colorado will provide disposable masks and hand sanitizer for attendees.