Recycle Colorado

A nonprofit organization

$3,523 raised by 31 donors

100% complete

$3,000 Goal


Help Recycle Colorado protect resources and build a local circular economy by increasing our recycling rate.

You donation helps make our work possible. We have worked to: 

♻️ Pass state policies which support recycling, remanufacturing and reuse, such as the RREO & FRWD grant programs, producer responsibility, and an electronic waste landfill ban. Learn more!

♻️ Help local governments and businesses implement the plastic pollution reduction act banning plastic bags and styrofoam takeout containers in Colorado communities. We have worked to help craft a toolkit for businesses and municipalities. View toolkit!

♻️ Host webinars, meetings, and roundtables to share best practices and problem solve waste issues. Watch Webinars!

♻️ Bring together government, businesses, and individual entities through the state's only annual recycling and composting conference. Learn more about the Summit for Recycling!

Help us to continue our work and support Colorado's waste diversion goals by donating this Colorado Gives Day!


Recycle Colorado is committed to advancing infrastructure, end markets and state and local policies in waste reduction, recovery and diversion.

Background Statement

Recycle Colorado, originally known as the Colorado Association for Recycling, was established in 1991. We remained relatively small until 1998, when we were infused by a group of recycling stakeholders from around the state. Through successful fiscal management, coupled with strong volunteer involvement and commitment, the then 20-member association with an annual budget of $4,000 has developed into an effective organization with an annual budget of more than $350,000 and more than 200 members, including cities, counties, large and small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. From an all-volunteer group and three-member board of directors, we've grown into a member organization with two paid staff and a 15-member board of directors.

Recycle Colorado continues to be a recycling and composting leader for the state of Colorado. We have since expanded our councils and committees to seven unique groups, increased our engagement at events despite Covid-19 setbacks, and have been engaged in recycling and composting policy efforts to help Colorado reach it's waste diversion goals.

Organization Data


Organization name

Recycle Colorado

other names

Colorado Association for Recycling Inc.

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Environment, Education, Science & Technology, Community Improvement & Capacity Building

Organization Size

Medium Organization


205 Ken Pratt Blvd. ste 120, #73
Longmont, CO 80501

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