About 2024 Summit for Recycling

The Summit for Recycling is Colorado's local conference focused on providing you with opportunities to network, learn from, and celebrate with other recycling, composting, reuse, and zero waste professionals.

2024 Summit Theme: Overcoming Barriers to Circularity

Creating a circular system for materials within Colorado faces many obstacles, including lack of access for rural and underserved populations, end-markets that either don't exist or are priced below profitability, a weak transportation system that favors advantaged communities, and a lack of knowledge by the general public about how reuse, recycling, and composting systems operate.

The 2024 Summit for Recycling will be focused on how to overcome these barriers to foster an equitable, feasible, and sustainable circular economy. We will combine informational sessions with workshops, tours, and networking opportunities to facilitate the sharing of best practices, innovations, and plans for the future. Recycle Colorado welcomes a diverse set of perspectives as we strive to become a more inclusive organization that is working to promote a healthy and prosperous Colorado for all.

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Summit Agenda

For more information on individual sessions, workshops and tours, please visit our website.

Monday, June 3rd

10:00am - 12:00pm - Tour of CSU Energy Institute campus

1:00pm - 5:00pm - Policy Retreat with the Recycle Colorado Policy Committee 

5:30pm - 8:00pm - Welcome Reception

Tuesday, June 4th

8:00am - 2:00pm - Informational sessions, workshops, panels

2:00pm - 5:00pm - Tours of waste diversion, recycling, & composting facilities in Northern Colorado (4 different tours)

6:00pm - 10:00pm - Awards Gala at CSU Student Theatre

Wednesday, June 5th

8:00am - 2:00pm - Informational sessions, workshops, panels

2:00pm - 5:00pm - Tours of waste diversion, recycling, and composting facilities in Northern Colorado (3 different tours)

5:30 - 7:00pm Young Professionals Happy Hour at New Belgium

Topics are scheduled to include:

  • Producer Responsibility Program updates
  • CDPHE workshop
  • Recycling data reports (Colorado and US)
  • Organic study and regulations
  • Organic contamination strategies
  • New technologies in recycling
  • Plastics recycling
  • CEDC workshop
  • C&D waste recycling
  • Reuse economy in Colorado