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Summer 2016


President's Letter

Remembering Cara Russell

Recycling program at the Capitol gets a lift in 2016

Climate Action Plan:  When will recycling get its due?

BHS Systems win gold, silver Excellence Awards

Federal International purchases Rocky Mountain Recycling assets

Recycling poster contest produces "Top 10" artwork

It's hot this August, but December 6 will be cool

Special Section 2016 Summit Sponsor Recognition
Ball Corporation, Waste Management, Momentum Recycling, PaintCare, Republic Services, Western Disposal Services, Electronic Recyclers International, I.T. Refresh, Power Screening, A1 Organics, Eco-Cycle

CAFR Council Activities
Colorado Council for Sustainable Purchasing advances sustainable procurement

Rocky Mountain Organics Council becomes state chapter of the United States Composting Council

Colorado Product Stewardship Council seeks input on 2017 goals
New and Renewing Members
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President’s Letter


Dear CAFR members:

I would like to personally thank everyone for their thoughts, efforts, and actions in remembering and honoring Cara Russel. Her positivity, infectious smile and enthusiasm for our organization will not be forgotten. Although Cara was only with CAFR for a few months, her impact was significant, thus, at the last board meeting the Board of Directors passed a motion to establish the “Cara Russell Rising Star” award. The award will be presented annually to a new member or member new to the industry that is making a significant impact on our organization. Additionally, the board has been in contact with Cara’s family and is looking into other ways to honor Cara’s life.

I am pleased to write that beginning on August 1, Amy Randell, CAFR's executive assistant, is appointed to the interim executive director position. Amy has been with CAFR for years and has the knowledge, experience and skills needed to help our organization thrive over the next few months. One of Amy’s key roles will be helping to organize the search for a full-time executive director. The Executive Committee, along with Amy, plans to work with a professional non-profit recruiting firm to conduct the executive director search. If you know anyone in your network of professionals that would make a good executive director, please send them our way!

Domestic Violence in Colorado
Cara’s murder has caused me to take time to reflect on domestic violence, and I would like to briefly share a few thoughts on the topic. Open the Denver Post or turn on the local news and you can learn of a case of domestic violence on an almost daily basis. I am embarrassed to say that for me, until it involved someone I knew, these stories were relatively easy to ignore. Here are a few statistics from the Violence in Colorado (PDF) fact sheet provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
  • In 2014, 16,700 people reported one or more domestic violence crimes to Colorado law enforcement. Many other domestic violence victims/survivors did not contact law enforcement.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime in the US.
  • 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these crimes are female.
Despite the prevalence of domestic violence, resources in Colorado to assists victims are limited and in need of additional funding. A 2014 survey of 78% of Colorado domestic violence programs found that on the day of the survey, participating programs reported serving 904 victims/survivors; 163 were turned away due to lack of resources. I would like to urge each of our members to consider donating, volunteering or otherwise supporting domestic violence programs in their cities and towns. I know that both my wife and I will be doing so in Boulder.

I would like to end with a quote from one of my favorite childhood authors, J.R.R. Tolkien: “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”

Juri Freeman
CAFR President
303-827-6586

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Remembering Cara Russell


Althea Godfrey, Summit Scholarship Recipient

Cara RussellIt’s probably safe to say everyone reading this newsletter knows CAFR lost its executive director on June 28th. But some readers may not have met Cara Russell, who was still new to the organization. I met Cara earlier that month, at the Summit in Grand Junction. I attended as a scholarship recipient, so everyone I met there was a new face, but Cara stood out in my memory. As CAFR President Juri Freeman’s letter to all noted, Cara’s “enthusiasm, professionalism and positive demeanor had quickly won her a number of fans within the organization, including myself.” However, it wasn’t only her professional competence that made her memorable for me.

I remember Cara from a conversation we had at Sunday night’s reception. It was after dinner and all the awards had been handed out. The sun had gone down and the air had cooled a bit. We stood at the back of the dining area, holding our wine glasses and spoke about common events in our lives. We shared our experiences of moving, living in small towns and even the state of the nation right now. Both of us had been active in local affairs, but I had no idea that she had served as mayor of Buena Vista. I was impressed by her openness, and her broad perspective. Her competence was apparent then and in her activities at the conference. Like everyone else, I recognized her beautiful, inclusive smile.

Learning Cara was the victim of domestic violence so soon after that conversation was horrifying. My own shock is small compared to the pain experienced by those close to Cara and those who knew her longer. As an active public figure, Cara's loss is sure to sadden the many people she touched during her life. Despite the regularity of domestic violence attacks, none of us expect that anyone we know will be a victim. We don’t think of our co-workers, friends or family members as potential statistics. Murder is incomprehensible, especially when enacted by someone who had once pledged to love and honor their victim. But the details of her murder are familiar—estrangement followed by violence.

Although news reports stated that Mickey Russell was becoming increasingly “unstable,” I can’t know if Cara was afraid of him. The fact that Cara left an unhappy marriage and started a new job and a new life in Denver seems to be in keeping with a woman who considered her life as an opportunity to serve and to move the ideas she believed in forward. Every CAFR member knows that anyone willing to work for environmental protection and shifting social behavior has determination and optimism.

My conversation with Cara that Sunday night gave me a personal connection to the statistics. With this memory I will advocate for regulations that could bring more support for mental illness and to reduce gun violence. I think the person that we lost on June 28th might have done the same thing.
In Her Own Words

CAFR members and Alliance Center tenants joined Cara's family and friends July 23 to honor Cara's life. This article shared at the memorial was written by Cara and makes a point that is relevant to us all. Thank you Jason Page of the Alliance Center for capturing it.  

Rolling With The Changes by Cara Russell
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Recycling program at the Capitol gets a lift in 2016


Jan Stapleman, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
jan.stapleman@state.co.us


In 2015, the Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA) applied for a CDPHE Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) grant to jump-start the state capitol building’s aging recycling program, which had confusing signage and mismatched receptacles. This project was conceived by Eco-Cycle, Marjorie Griek, and other CAFR supporters, with CAFR originally proposing the project to DPA in late 2014.

DPA received RREO funding to buy attractive, custom-built recycle-trash stations that would blend with the capitol’s gleaming marble walls without violating strict aesthetic guidelines. As well, it purchased new desk-side recycle bins, trash cans and educational materials. DPA also hired Anne Peters of Gracestone Inc. and John Shepherd of Shepherd Sustainability for guidance. It seemed all systems were go for a successful rollout in January 2016.
The new, custom-built recycle-trash stations blend with the capitol’s gleaming marble walls without violating strict aesthetic guidelines.
But timing is everything, according to the old maxim, and an unfortunate delay in the launch led to a bumpy start. New recycle stations and desk-side bins were finally placed in April 2016, during the last month of a politically charged legislative session, when the capitol was crowded with legislators, lobbyists and staff involved in the process of lawmaking.

“It wasn’t an optimal time,” Peters said. “We could have generated more attention for the rollout at another time when lawmakers and staff were less slammed with their duties.”

DPA now has data demonstrating success. Data-gathering began when Shepherd spent two days “waste peering” in September 2015 and found 65 percent of items in the trash were recyclable. By April 2016, that figure had dropped to 34 percent.

DPA’s Rick Lee, property manager for the capitol complex, said employees were mostly receptive after good advanced education including brochures explaining how the new recycling program worked. These brochures were prepared with much input from Eco-Cycle and other Colorado recycling leaders.

Lee cited lessons learned, including the need to buy larger desk-side recycling bins, the use of more prominent graphics on the recycle/waste stations’ backboards in common areas and the assignment of recycling collection to just one custodian.

Shepherd noted, “custodians were the backbone of this work, going above and beyond on this.” Shepherd specifically cited Capitol Custodial Manager Marty Barela for leading the charge. “We put everything we could into making sure the project was successful,” Barela said. “What surprised me was all the cooperation I got from my people. It’s been a team effort.”

Employees who previously had been bringing in their own recycling bins thanked the custodial staff for their efforts.

“John and I would like to see returning legislators get fact sheets on the job-creating benefits of recycling and reusable mugs,” said Peters, “we’re hoping to involve the CO Association for Recycling in regular education of newly elected and returning legislators. I’ll be on CAFR Policy calls on this subject!”

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Climate Action Plan:  When will recycling get its due?


Roger L. Freeman
Rogeronline1@gmail.com


CAFR held a special session during its annual conference devoted to the Colorado Climate Plan (PDF) (“Plan”) to focus on the carbon mitigation benefits of reduction, reuse and recycling (“RRRs”) of items from the waste stream. A summary of the strategies generated by CAFR, as communicated to participating state agencies, can be found here

The Plan was required by a recent Colorado state law and represents an important step to prepare for the predicted effects of climate change. However, it has been criticized for failing to provide specific recommendations and account for how citizens, businesses and NGOs can contribute to the climate mitigation effort. Importantly, the Plan omitted any discussion of the significant upside potential of RRRs in combating climate change.

How can CAFR and the recycling industry better highlight the carbon reduction benefits of the RRRs?  Here are some ideas: 
  • Our ability to effect legislative change will be directly impacted by the 2016 elections; but there may be new legislative opportunities in 2017. One direct route would be to require that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) amend the Plan to truly consider the benefits of the RRRs, and wrap in CAFR’s recommendations. Another would be to set aside Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity funding for projects with demonstrated climate change benefits. CDPHE actively tracks, encourages and provides opportunities for recycling, but this is clearly insufficient given our state’s dismal recycling percentage. Legislative direction, especially in the climate arena, is needed to drive more RRR-related changes.
  • The Hickenlooper Administration is considering an Executive Order directed at actions to further implement the Plan and combat climate change. It is vital to give RRRs attention in the context of this order. This message has been conveyed to the Governor, but more voices need to speak up – especially among businesses that are significant employers.
  • CDPHE’s newly published Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan (PDF) is an important step, but the question remains whether the RRRs will truly be integrated and enforced across all counties, especially in Colorado’s challenging waste economy. Tying this effort to the Plan is a key strategy going forward. 
  • One cannot help but be enthused at the number of companies and other institutions that now emphasize recycling. Many of these businesses are seeking opportunities to improve recycling efficiency and to meet internal standards, driven by their internal sustainability plans.  Encouraging the business community to echo that RRRs can be a critical component of the State’s carbon mitigation strategy can help solidify our overall role in the carbon mitigation fight. 
  • CAFR has often emphasized that highlighting the RRRs is a matter of public education, which must be led by the Governor. A public outreach campaign at a state-wide level is vital to enhancing our industry’s role in climate mitigation. 
If you are interested in further discussions on any aspect of this topic or interested in reaching out to the Governor on the pending Exectutive Order, please contact me at 720‑341‑3062 or at my new email at Rogeronline1@gmail.com.

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BHS Systems win gold, silver Excellence Awards


Peter Raschio, Bulk Handling Systems
peterr@bhsequip.com


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the 2016 winners of the association’s annual Excellence Awards. San Jose, California-based Zanker Recycling was awarded the Recycling System Gold Award, the top honor, for its Demolition Recycling Operation. Silver was awarded to California-based Athens Services’ Sun Valley Mixed Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Both systems were designed, engineered, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS).
Zanker Recycling’s 60 tons per hour (tph) Demolition Debris MRF processes a challenging type of material known as Interior Demolition, comprised of only 60 percent wood waste.
According to SWANA, the “Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities with environmentally and economically sound solid waste management practices. Award winners represent the most innovative and dynamic organizations throughout North America as judged by their peers.” SWANA Executive Director and CEO David Biderman said, “The recipients of the SWANA Excellence Awards represent the best solid waste management practices in North America today.”

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Federal International purchases Rocky Mountain Recycling assets


Tameem Khizer, Federal International
720-237-7353


Federal International, a 102-year-old recycling company based in St. Louis, Missouri, has entered the recycling field in Colorado. The company recently purchased certain assets of Rocky Mountain Recycling (RMR) from their Denver facility and has joined CAFR as a Medium Business member.

Tameem Khizer, previously with RMR, is Federal’s business development representative in Colorado and a member of the CAFR Board of Directors. Tameem is a 15-year industry veteran.

Federal International is engaged in waste and recycling solutions, pallet recycling and pallet rebuilding at its Missouri facility and plans on offering this service to the greater Denver area. The Denver facility will primarily recycle paper, cardboard, plastics and metal. Federal is moving to a new location in Denver in late August. Contact Tameem about CAFR issues and/or Federal International business at 720-237-7353.

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ARecycling poster contest produces "Top 10" artwork


Susan Finzel-Aldred, CAFR Education & Outreach Committee Chair
aldred@co.pueblo.co.us


The top ten winners embraced the “Top 10 Reasons to Recycle” in this year’s poster contest, showing their excellent artist skills and passion for waste diversion. Two hundred entries arrived from all over the state. Grand Prize winner Nathanel Cho received a $100 gift card.  His beautiful colored pencil piece shows the importance of conserving water by recycling.  Watch Nathanel’s short video explaining his process:
 


The Contest winners all received a printed set of note cards of their original artwork with envelopes, and their teachers were gifted a package of educational materials on waste diversion, and a one year membership to RAFT Colorado.  
 
This will be the second year that the winners' artwork will be incorporated into a 3- to 4-minute video to celebrate America Recycles Day, November 15, and promote recycling around our state. The video will be dedicated to the memory of Cara Russell and produced by the Center For New Media at Pueblo Community College as a student project. The final video will be available for free download, online posting and, hopefully, will appear on public television beginning in late October. See all the winning artwork
 
1st place Winners:
  • Nathanel Cho, 7th grade, Highlands Ranch
  • Yunah Kim, 1st grade, Englewood
  • Seung Lee, 12th grade, Lakewood
  • Teagan Quinby,  5th grade, Keenesburg
  • Aylin Vega, 3rd grade, Metro Denver
2nd Place Winners:
  • Karah Hunter, 7th grade, Highlands Ranch
  • Elizabeth Jensen, 6th grade, Longmont
  • Emily Jin, 4th grade, Longmont
  • Wyatt Suit, 9th grade, Loveland
  • Galen Teller, 1st grade, Denver
The Poster Contest sponsorship campaign is ongoing through August.  Generous support has already been received from Alpine Waste and Recycling, Ball Corporation, Western Disposal, Gallegos Sanitation, Inc., and Colorado Industrial Recycling.  Please consider sponsoring the contest and video by contacting Susan Finzel-Aldred, committee chair, aldred@co.pueblo.co.us  or Amy Randell amy@cafr.org.

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It's hot this August, but December 6 will be cool


Susan Finzel-Aldred, CAFR Education & Outreach Committee Chair
aldred@co.pueblo.co.us


Mark your calendars. CAFR will again be one of 2,000 groups participating in Colorado Gives Day (CDG), a fundraising effort for nonprofit organizations in Colorado. CAFR received $650 in donations last year and has raised the target to $1,000 this year. Stayed tuned for social media posts and emails about how and when to donate before or on 12/6/16.
 
CGD is presented by Community First Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to fueling positive change, and FirstBank, Colorado’s second-largest bank and one of the most philanthropic companies in the state. 
 
Check out www.ColoradoGives.org, the year-round, online giving website. The website makes giving and fundraising simple for nonprofits and donors. More information will be available at the CAFR Annual Meeting October 19 in Golden.

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Special Section

2016 Summit Sponsor Recognition



 

Better Data Made Simple


We've all heard it before, what gets measured gets done. When it comes to municipal recycling data, the challenge is one of time and priority setting. Which measures are most important and how often should they be collected? The good news is that keeping it simple is the key to most things, including data collection – and if you collect just two basic categories of data you can ensure impactful information to feed a successful program.

Level 1: Simple metrics to monitor general program performance.

The following metrics are the bread and butter of any data collection effort and should be considered the minimum for program management.

Household total and route size: Understanding the number of households that can receive curbside recycling and the number of households on each route will make comparing route set-outs easier, allow for better direct communication to residents, and also allow coordinators to better budget and prepare for program and tonnage changes.

Set-out rates: There is no better metric to provide a snapshot of participation or allow coordinators to balance routes for better collection efficiency. Set-out rates – the number of households actually setting out recycling on a collection day divided by the total number of households on that route – should be collected everyday on every route and are as simple to track as arming drivers with a tally counter.

Garbage and recycling tonnage: Tracking both garbage and recycling tonnage, and reporting the two together, on a daily, monthly and annual basis, helps leaders make fully informed decisions about their programs.

Level 2: Taking the time to dig beyond the basics for next level program data.

Once the basics are in place, it is time to look a little deeper. The level 2 metrics described below are useful for making the most of a program, correct problems, and communicate effectively and efficiently with residents.

Participation rate: This is a bit more intensive than a set-out rate, but it allows communities to understand who is using the service and how often. This information can be especially useful when targeting educational materials and outreach efforts. In order to calculate participation rates, monitor the homes that recycle during a 30 day period, then take the number of addresses that recycled at least once in a month and divide it by the total number of addresses observed.

Recovery rate: Ever wonder what percentage of recyclables are captured, or what recyclables are left in the waste stream? Then a recovery rate study is for you. The data can also help coordinators understand what contaminants are found in the recycling stream to help target material quality messaging and interventions. The approach is straight forward: select a route that's fairly representative of your community, collect roughly 50 recycling and garbage containers at random, and sort each to quantify recyclable materials and garbage by weight. Better yet, hire a specialized firm to do this for you.

This article is based on the recent Resource Recycling publication, Better Data, Better Decisions. Learn more about improving your data collection efforts by visiting recyclingpartnership.org.

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Re-thinking Success in Recycling


Even the most informed recyclers can be surprised at how much the recycling industry has changed in the past few years. Consider the evolving material stream.
 

Diverse Changes Pose Many Challenges


The United States generates a whopping 50 percent less newspaper than we did a decade ago, and 20 percent less paper overall. While paper use has declined, the use of plastics has exploded. The shifting stream poses a technical challenge since materials recovery facilities were built to process 80 percent fiber and 20 percent containers, not the 40/60 or 50/50 mix that we are seeing today.

In addition, lightweighting—using lighter material for a product or reducing the weight of the material itself—is becoming commonplace, especially with water bottles. A typical water bottle now weighs about 37 percent less than it used to. Lightweighting reduces the raw materials used and saves on transportation costs, but it also challenges the economics of recycling.

To create one ton of PET feedstock we need to process 35,000 more bottles than we used to. Since costs are currently based on volume and revenue based on weight, lightweighting increases costs and dampens the long-term economic feasibility of recycling and recovery programs.

The rapid rise of flexible plastic packaging portends another significant shift in the material stream. And we are all familiar with the technical and economic challenges of contamination. Consumers are putting more trash and non-recyclables into the recycling stream, which slows down operations and drives up costs.

 

Setting More Effective Goals


How do you credibly measure success in light of these changes?

We are all focused on reducing the overall environmental impacts of the waste we produce. Rather than setting a goal to recycle large percentages of material based on the weight of the waste stream, perhaps we should measure success by a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions or raw materials extraction. Recycling is one way to achieve this goal, but recycling itself is not the ultimate goal.

At Waste Management, we believe that it is time to change our collective thinking around this critical issue. As the waste stream is increasingly filled with more materials that are lighter weight, more energy-efficient and harder to recycle, it’s simply not sustainable to continue setting unrealistic, weight-based goals that fail to capture important environmental benefits like overall emissions reductions.

Perhaps the time has come to shift to a new metric: a “per capita disposal goal” that can better account for the full value of waste reduction. Such a measure would reflect a lifecycle approach to managing materials. It could go a long way toward accurately capturing the full picture of materials use and send the right signal for truly sustainable materials management practices.

 
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A1 Organics digester processing system at Heartland Biogas


How do we recycle this?

Loaves of bread in bags and cardboard boxes, yogurt in plastic containers, juice in PET bottles, milk in cartons and jugs, frozen vegetables in bags in boxes, canned goods, boxed goods, eggs in polystyrene trays. It’s all food products that for one reason or another has to be disposed of. It’s contaminated, recalled, damaged, out of spec, out of date, unexpectedly frozen or thawed. It’s been rejected by the receiver. It’s unfit for human or animal consumption. It’s a problem. It’s packaged. Until five months ago, food waste like this had only one place to go -- the landfill and buried.

A1 Organics has been recycling grocery store, restaurant and manufacturing plant food waste for over 10 years in our composting operations. Now we are recycling packaged food waste at our Digester Processing System (DPS) at the Heartland Biogas Facility in Weld County. At the heart of our DPS we have installed a HS 640 Tiger De-packaging system. Since March of this year, we have recycled all of the above materials and more. The Tiger removes the packaging and separates the organic fraction which is mixed into a bio-slurry that we feed to the Heartland Biogas plant where it is made into renewable natural gas.

Recycling packaged food waste is now a reality in Colorado. No more landfilling for these organics. Give A1 Organics a call. We will recycle this material, and when possible, its packaging, to the highest and best use, energy.

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Eco-Cycle celebrates 40 years of Zero Waste innovation


In 1976, a visionary band of locals driving second-hand yellow school buses brought recycling to Boulder, making it one of the first U.S. cities to have a residential curbside program. Their volunteer efforts helped launch the recycling revolution and gave birth to Eco-Cycle, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit recycler in the nation, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year!

Thanks to strong partnerships with CAFR members, local governments, businesses, and social enterprises, including Springback Colorado in Denver and Community Cycles in Boulder, Eco-Cycle has helped to significantly increase recycling and composting in Boulder County and beyond. Looking ahead to the next 40 years, Eco-Cycle is teaming up again with CAFR to spearhead a statewide effort to increase Colorado’s abysmal 12 percent recycling rate and support communities across Colorado that aspire to achieve Zero Waste.

To celebrate, you’re invited to Eco-Cycle’s 40th anniversary gala on Sept. 8th at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Former U.S. Senator Tim Wirth of Colorado will be the keynote and there will be plenty of food plus awards, live music and dancing. Details at www.ecocycle.org/rsvp.

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CAFR Council Activities

Colorado Council for Sustainable Purchasing


The Colorado Council for Sustainable Purchasing is a group of government and private entities sharing a common interest in advancing sustainable procurement. Some of the issues we’re looking at in 2016 include:

Copy paper use - How can agencies increase the recycled content of their copy paper without increasing expenses? What strategies can be used to decrease paper use?

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing – How can agencies train new and existing employees to make more sustainable purchasing decisions, especially when those decisions are made outside of the purchasing division?

SFI vs. FSC - Comparing the Sustainable Forest Initiative vs. Forest Stewardship Council certifications for wood/paper products.

Compostable Liners – As more and more agencies start composting programs, the cost of compostable liners is a major consideration. We’re exploring the possibility of doing a cooperative bid to benefit multiple agencies.

If you’re a government entity, or private company that wants to improve your sustainable purchasing, consider joining the CCSP. In addition to looking at specific issues that affect all of us, we share valuable information about our internal practices that may benefit others. Contact Melissa Bordwine, CCSP Chair, at 720-913-8114.

Rocky Mountain Organics Council


The Rocky Mountain Organics Council is pleased to have received CAFR Board of Directors' approval at their July meeting to become an official state chapter of the United States Composting Council. RMOC will be changing our name to be in line with other state chapters; however, we will remain a subcouncil of CAFR. 

We believe that this move will give us the ability to strengthen our voice promoting organics recycling within the state, regionally, and nationally. We will benefit from networking with other state chapters, and from the USCC's 26 years of experience as the only national association in the U.S. dedicated to promotion of the compost industry.

Please join us! We welcome all CAFR members interested in organics recycling, improving soil health, or carbon sequestration, the exciting new field of research that suggests composting can play a major role in mitigating climate change. Annual membership fees start at $50. Please contact co-chairs Dan Matsch (303-444-6634, ext. 116) or Bryce Isaacson (303-444-2037) or email Amy Randell (amy@cafr.org) to learn more. Our next meeting is August 16.

Colorado Product Stewardship Council


Product Stewardship Survey
The revamped Colorado Product Stewardship Council is working to create an exciting 2017 work plan. We invite all CAFR members to take our survey to help prioritize our initiatives and focus areas. Please email the council's co-chairs David (david@ecocycle.org) or Leigh (lcushing@bouldercounty.org) if you would like to join us moving forward. We would love to work with you!

New and Renewing Members

April through June 2016

CAFR Sponsor
Ball Corporation, Adam Shalapin

CAFR Supporter
Waste Management, Scott Hutchings

CAFR Friend
Republic Services, Chris Berry
EVRAZ North America, Tara Roybal
Larimer County Solid Waste, Stephen Gillette

Business
All Recycling Services, LLC, Jeffrey Mickelson
ALL Recycling, Inc., Cory St. Clair
Altitude Recycling Equipment, LLC, Tyler Francis
Atlas Metal and Iron Corp., Mike Rosen
Atmel Corp, David Moravek
Battery Solutions, Belinda Hicks
Centennial Recycling, Lycee Francis
Colorado Medical Waste, Inc., Beverly Hanstrom
Electronic Recyclers International, Matt McLaughlin
Gallegos Sanitation, Matt Gallegos
Hunter Douglas, Dianne Beal
I.T. Refresh, Janice Oldemeyer
Kois Brothers Equipment, Ernest Kois
MillerCoors, Mark Diggins
Organix Supply, Mike Hoops
Power Screening, LLC, Jerry King
Recla Metals L.L.L.P., Matthews Alvarez
Recycle Care, Inc., Jim Noon
Recycle Systems LLC, Mike Coppens
The ReWall Company, Jan Rayman
Twin Enviro Services, Gary Fuselier

Government
City & County of Denver/Denver Recycles, Charlotte Pitt
City and County of Denver - General Services/Strategic Initiatives, Melissa Bordwine
City of Aspen, Liz O'Connell
City of Brighton, Karla Armstrong
City of Lakewood, Pat Matthews
City of Loveland, Tyler Bandemer
El Paso County, Kathy Andrew
Garfield County, Deb Fiscus
Southwest Colorado Council of Governments, Miriam Gillow-Wiles
Summit County Resource Allocation Park, Aaron Byrne
Town of Vail, Kristen Bertuglia

Nonprofit/School/University
Colorado State University Facilities Management Services, Sheela Backen
DataSafe of Colorado, Geoff Davis
Denver Zoological Foundation, Jennifer Hale
Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, Larry Shea
Poudre School District, John Holcombe
Recycle-Creede, Inc., Cary Bush
Rooney Road Recycling Center Foundation, Tom Quinn
Steel Recycling Institute, David Keeling
Walking Mountains Science Center, Melissa Kirr

Sustaining Individual
Dianne Beal
Courtney Cotton
Tay Dunklee
Juri Freeman
Graham Russell
Thomas Strickland
Lars Williams

Individual
Kirsi Aryan-Edwardson
John Bagley
John Briest
Kryss Chung
Jenny Day
Mac Dukart
Mari Allan Hanna
Clifford Henry
Eric Heyboer
Kris Holstrom
Holger Jacks
Brandy Moe
Holly Randell

Student/Associate
Martin Dawson
Julia Farwell
Althea Godfrey
Jonathon Nagel
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