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The 28th annual Summit for Recycling, June 4-6 in Fort Collins, is Colorado’s only conference and exhibition that brings together the state's professionals dedicated to the principles of recycling, waste prevention and composting.

Eat, Drink, Renew: Recycling Along the Food Supply Chain
Monday Afternoon Plenary


  • Katie Wallace, New Belgium Brewing
  • Adam Schlegel, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
  • Catherine Queen, White Wave

Learn how these businesses incorporate recycling into their culture and their bottom line, how they communicate their recycling and sustainability culture with their customers and how they rely on collaboration to continually increase their waste diversion efforts and impact.

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Summit Program
The 2017 Summit for Recycling seeks to educate the business sector about the benefits of waste diversion and sustainable materials management and explore ways our community leaders and local recycling organizations can engage the business sector on this issue. This year's Summit program includes:

  • Business Partner Showcase - Open Sunday, June 4, through Tuesday, June 6
  • Welcome Reception - Sunday evening, June 4
  • Plenary Keynote
    • "Simple. Serious. Solvable. The 3 S's of Climate Change"
      Scott Denning, Colorado State University
  • Plenary Panel
    • "Eat, Drink, Renew: Recycling Along the Food Chain"
  • Educational Sessions
    • Businesses Creating Measurable Sustainability Goals, for Recycling and Beyond
    • The Numbers Game: How to Show Recycling Matters as a Local Climate Solution
    • Food Waste - Opportunity Knocks!
    • Food Waste Diversion: Know the End Before You Begin
    • Could Compost Be the Key to Fighting Climate Change?
    • How Local Government Can Support and Engage the Business Community in Sustainability Efforts
    • Zero Waste Events Planning, Big and Small
    • Can C&D Diversion Be a Viable Business Opportunity in Colorado?
    • Colorado Mayors Presented with Challenge of Improving Waste Diversion
    • Product Stewardship Workshop
    • Interested in collecting “hard-to-recycle” materials? Let’s work together!
    • Beyond 34: Recycling and Recovery for a New Economy
  • Tours
  • Recycling Awards during the CAFR Fundraising Gala, Monday, June 5, at the Agave Room above the Rio Grande Restaurant

Visit www.cafr.org/summit for additional agenda information.

Individual Registration Fees

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Early-bird Rates (Good through April 28)

CAFR Members

  • Full Conference Registration: $365
  • One-day Registration Only (Monday or Tuesday): $205


  • Full Conference Registration: $495
  • One-day Registration Only (Monday or Tuesday): $325

Additional Activities

  • Tour: $15
  • Recycling Awards Gala: $55

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Funds available for college students
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Business Partner Showcase

This year, instead of an exhibit hall, we’re introducing our Business Partner Showcase. The showcase is your chance to reinforce your brand, launch new products and services, and network with key decision makers. We recognize the time and investment you’re making, and our goal is to provide you with ample time to be seen and heard.

2017 Showcase:

  • PaintCare
  • Republic Services
  • Colorado Composting Council
To be part of the showcase or to sponsor the event, review the sponsor opportunities packet and contact Amy Randell at 970-372-5615 or amy@cafr.org.

    The Summit is Sponsored By






BASF Corporation
City of Loveland
Colorado Industrial Recycling
Hunter Douglas
Power Screening, LLC
Republic Services



    Boulder County Resource Conservation Division


Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado


C.U. Recycling
Colorado State University Facilities Management
High Country Conservation Center

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