Recycling Coordinator for Electronics Recycling National Product Stewardship Organization

MRM, a national electronics recycling management company, is seeking a qualified professional to assist in executing MRM’s regulatory compliance work on behalf of electronics manufacturers. The Compliance Coordinator will assist MRM’s Compliance Program Manager in tracking and monitoring various state electronics recycling programs and will help ensure that MRM’s electronics recycling programs are environmentally responsible, effective, and meet the needs of both electronics manufacturers and state and federal regulators. MRM provides a flexible work environment with opportunity for growth. Candidates can be remote but need to be able to function well as part of a team regardless of location. Primary office is in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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City of Colorado Springs is seeking a qualified consultant

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking a qualified consultant experienced in waste and recycling data collection and analytics, along with long-range planning projects for waste reduction and recycling, to complete a comprehensive analysis of the City’s waste and recycling needs and objectives as well as a strategic plan to achieve those objectives. A request for information is open at for vendors to submit proposals, closing on February 4 at 2:00PM MST. Please share to those who may be interested. If you have any questions, please reach out:

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RFA #ZW030422: Advancing Front Range Communities up the "Zero Waste Ladder"

Deadline: March 4, 2022

Reaching Colorado’s ambitious waste diversion goal will take the active participation of every Front Range community, resident, and business. A key aspect of this vision, as laid out in the 2016 Colorado Integrated Solid Waste & Materials Management Plan, is for every Front Range community to ultimately provide access to universal curbside recycling and compost collections for all residents, using best practices of bundling with trash services and incentivizing through volume-based pricing, also known as Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT). Realizing this vision requires each community to take multiple steps to advance up the “Zero Waste Ladder”. These steps include:
• conducting waste stream assessment and planning;
• pursuing public process and policy adoption;
• implementing programs; and
• public outreach and education for recycling and composting, either separately or combined.

This RFA focuses on Advancing Community Waste Diversion. We invite grant applications to support Front Range communities in moving along this progression, regardless of where they are starting from, with the ultimate goal of reaching broad recycling and organic waste diversion goals. Eligible applications will range from communities or local institutions taking the first steps of waste audits and initial planning or comprehensive proposals for full program design and policy adoption, to cities with more mature programs applying to increase participation and reduce contamination.

In addition to increasing recycling, addressing organic waste is essential to reaching state waste diversion goals and is a major priority of the FRWD board of directors. Organic waste, including yard debris, grass clippings, and food scraps, makes up over one-third of Colorado’s waste stream but can be easily diverted to create compost and other beneficial products. This RFA also encourages applications for projects that address program planning, adoption, implementation, or expansion focused on organic waste. Eligible applications can be from affected municipalities, haulers, or for-profit or non-profit supporting entities, and may include funding for staffing for program adoption and implementation, as well as physical infrastructure such as collection bins. We encourage awardees to share information on their projects with other Front Range communities, including results and lessons learned.

Subsequent grant funding opportunities will be published three (3) times per year in January, May, and September. The focus of each RFA will alternate between a community zero waste focus (like this RFA) and a special-focus topic to be decided by the FRWD board. The board developed this regular schedule to help communities incorporate upcoming opportunities in their planning efforts. The next community zero waste RFAs are planned for release in September 2022, May 2023, and January 2023, while the next special-focus RFAs are planned for release in May 2022, January 2023, and September 2023.
All RFA-related questions must be submitted to [email protected] in writing. Questions submitted during the first round of questions are due by 3:00 pm on January 26; answers will be posted to the FRWD website on February 2. Questions submitted during the second round of questions are due by 3:00 pm on February 16; answers will be posted to the FRWD website on February 23.
Next steps:
Applications are due no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022.

Colorado Waste Diversion Grant: Building Opportunities to Maximize Waste Diversion and Create Jobs in Colorado

Deadline: March 1, 2022

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to fund projects, sustainable beyond the grant period that will enhance the financial viability of recycling, composting, reuse, repurposing, and waste reduction in Colorado and will create new jobs in the state. Preventing waste before it is created is the most effective reduction method, followed by reuse, and recycling. 

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Town of Erie is Hiring a Sustainability Specialist

Change the world, starting with a job in developing zero waste and renewable energy projects in Erie. This position is only open until January 11, 2022 so start your application today.

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Fort Collins is hiring for a Construction and Demolition Recycling role

The City of Fort Collins is hiring for a new position that will support compliance with existing construction and demolition recycling rules, as well as engage in construction and demolition material recycling market development. It is a permanent full-time position with benefits and the hiring salary range is $60k-70k.

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Welcome Your New 2022 Board Members

The results from the 2021 board election are in! We are happy to welcome 6 wonderful candidates onto our board for the 2022 year. Our current board members will be joined by Alicia Archibald, Tim Broderick (who will be serving one year in place of a departing member), Melissa Kirr, Neil Noble, Jennifer Richardson, and Jonathan Wachtel.

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CDPHE is Hiring a Temporary Environmental Regulatory Assistant

CDPHE is looking to recruit a temporary assistant to administer an annual environmental reporting process and fee collection. Flexible hours and project duration with the possibility of transferring into a full-time role with the agency. 

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EPA Environmental Education Local Grant

Deadline: December 6, 2021

The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program in Region 8 is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.

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Front Range Waste Diversion (FRWD) Grant: Advancing Organic Waste Diversion and Composting on the Front Range

Deadline: December 20, 2021

The open Front Range Waste Diversion (FRWD) request for applications (RFA) focuses on Organic Waste and Composting, which is essential to reaching Colorado’s waste diversion goals and is a major priority of the FRWD board of directors. Applications are invited that plan to establish or expand programs, policies, and infrastructure to reduce organic waste or to increase organic waste collections, processing, and beneficial end markets and applications.

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Board of Directors Election 2021

In November, eligible Recycle Colorado members will elect five (5) candidates to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term (2022-2024, ending December 2024). Recycle Colorado members will receive an email in October with more information about the election. The Nominating Committee is confident that the presented candidates have the time, ability and inclination to serve on the Board of Directors. Questions about the slate of candidates or the selection process can be directed to Tim Dailey, Board President.

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Operations Analyst at City & County of Denver - Utilities Administration – Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

The Utilities Administration’s Office of Strategic Analytics has an opening for an Operations Analyst!

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Events Planning

Annual Meeting

October 13, 2021 - Sign Up

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RC Internship Opportunity: Business Development

YOU ARE a people-focused sales and management minded individual looking to be a part of statewide outreach that helps promote the recycling industry. We want this internship to go to an aspiring business professional, in school or at the beginning of their career, who is eager to engage with people in our industry and expand our network in all 64 counties of Colorado.

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RC Internship Opportunity: Marketing and Design

YOU ARE a creative design-savvy individual looking to be a part of statewide marketing campaigns that help promote the recycling industry. We want this internship to go to an aspiring marketing professional, in school or at the beginning of their career, to contribute to our branding, messaging and public voice.

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Grants Specialist II

Organization: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability
Salary: $3,708.00 - $4,449.00 Monthly
Deadline: July 11, 2021

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Moving Mountains of Materials - 2021 Colorado Recycling Awards

The strength of the recycling industry grows from the grassroots up, from volunteers and entrepreneurs to the communities and industries that build out our infrastructure. Recycle Colorado is proud to celebrate this year’s 2021 Recycling Award recipients, who are recognized for their ability to adapt during a challenging year and also for keeping on as they always have, with diligence, creativity and perseverance.

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Compost Site Manager - Solid Waste

Organization: Mesa County
Salary: $54,712.08 - $57,359.40 Annually
Deadline: July 15, 2021

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Member Opportunity: Hold a leadership role in the Policy Committee

Do you want to take a leadership role?

Policy Committee Call for Nominations: Respond by July 2

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USDA Conservation Innovation Grants

Deadline: July 19, 2021

The USDA National Resources Conservation Service announced the availability of up to $15 million for the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) classic program.

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