Help close the loop this Colorado Gives Day

Give your support to recycling this season

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Job Opportunity: Program Coordinator for Colorado

Organization: PaintCare
Salary: Depends on experience
Deadline: Not indicated

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Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program

Deadline: December 31, 2020

The Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program through the Department of Agriculture provides support to waste disposal facilities.

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Election Results: Board of Directors

Congratulations to the following candidates who were elected to the Recycle Colorado Board of Directors for a three-year term.

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Aluminum Can Capture Equipment Grants for MRFs

Deadline: November 20, 2020

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), which represents U.S. metal can manufacturers and their suppliers, released research earlier this year that found while used beverage cans (UBC) provide significant/critical revenue to MRFs, up to 25% of UBCs that flow through MRFs are missorted. These missorted cans can be effectively captured with additional aluminum can capture equipment (e.g., second eddy currents and robots) that can pay for itself from the additional revenue generated by capturing and selling more cans.

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Job Opportunity: Environmental Leadership Program Administrator

Organization: CDPHE
Salary: $6,322.00 - $7,586.00 Monthly
Deadline: November 13, 2020

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Request for Proposal: Zero-Waste Planning and Strategic Action Plan Consultant

Organization: City and County of Broomfield
Deadline: November 24, 2020

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Celebrate recycling this November

Recycling is the easiest thing we can all do to improve our community, conserve natural resources, and create jobs. This month, help celebrate by taking part in one of the following activities. Together we can make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.

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School of Mines students tackle recycling challenge

School of Mines students tackle recycling challenge

In Their Own Words

Special Guest
Laura Levesque, Recycle Colorado

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Board of Directors Election 2020

In November, eligible Recycle Colorado members will elect five (5) candidates to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term (2021-2023, ending December 2023). 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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Colorado recyclers plan for the future

After several years of global market challenges for recyclable commodities, such as China’s limits on importing recyclables, state legislators, with support from Recycle Colorado, took several tangible steps toward creating local markets to boost our local economies. The Front Range Waste Diversion program was created in 2019 and provides grants and technical assistance to Front Range communities to increase recycling, composting, and waste reduction. This year the legislature passed a bill to identify a structure and governing guidance for a Recycling End Market Development Center to support the development and expansion of end-market businesses in Colorado. Both of these programs enhance the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity program, a cornerstone grant program championed by Recycle Colorado in 2007.

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Polypropylene Recycling Grant Program

Deadline: November 30 and March 31

The purpose of the Polypropylene Recycling Grant Program is to facilitate Material Recovery Facility (MRF) processing, sortation and marketing of polypropylene packaging to ensure the widest possible access to polypropylene recycling in community recycling collection programs in the United States.

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Leaders, Not Laggers: The 2020 Recycling Awards

Solid leadership is of the utmost importance in times of change. Recycle Colorado is proud to celebrate a diverse group of recycling stewards. Join us in acknowledging the 2020 Recycling Awards recipients. This year’s annual awards highlight the achievements of individuals, the dedication of schools and teachers to instill recycling habits, the commitment of lawmakers to increase waste diversion, and more.

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Energize Colorado Gap Fund

Deadline: Applications and awards will be done in rounds to allow assistance through December 2020

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Colorado State University students sweep Recycle Colorado scholarship awards

Students, from all corners of Colorado, competed for just three conference scholarships awarded by Recycle Colorado this year, and the recipients were all from Colorado State University -- an impressive achievement for CSU and its academics. At the virtual Summit for Recycling conference, students will learn about career opportunities in the recycling, materials management and sustainability fields, while connecting with private businesses, local government, nonprofits, and university representatives.

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Community Telework Challenge

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

CDOT launched a microgrant (<$5k) program to support statewide work-from-home efforts and nonprofit organizations are eligible.

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Opportunity Zone Capital Accelerator Program

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

OEDIT has opened up applications for a new Opportunity Zone program that provides free consulting services to 10 businesses to help them secure OZ business investment.

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Colorado’s waste diversion goals - Can composting get us there?

We all know that recycling and composting in Colorado has been lagging behind the national average. Our state waste diversion goals are coming up quickly, with the first benchmark in 2021 of 32% for the Front Range and 28% statewide. Increasing organics recycling through composting is critical to reaching our goals.

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Curbside convenience: Tips for advancing your community recycling initiatives

Seven of Colorado’s 10 largest cities in the Front Range don’t provide curbside recycling to all residents. Front Range communities, which recycle and compost only 18% of their residential waste, have a long way to go to get to 32% by 2021 as outlined in Colorado’s materials management plan.

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Front Range Waste Diversion Grant Program

No open call for applications

The Front Range Waste Diversion (FRWD, or “forward”) program and enterprise fund was approved by the Colorado state legislature in 2019, and collects funds from an increase in user fees at Front Range landfill to provide grants and technical assistance to Front Range communities to increase recycling, composting, and waste reduction.

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