How do Colorado cities compare when it comes to recycling?
Since 2017, Eco-Cycle, in partnership with CoPIRG (Colorado Public Interest Research Group), issues an annual statewide survey of recycling rates to compare Front Range cities and mountain/rural areas. See how your city compares, and hear our recommendations for how to move Colorado forward faster on recycling.
- READ THE LATEST REPORT: The State of Recycling and Composting in Colorado, 2022
The year 2022 will be remembered as the year Colorado took bold steps toward becoming a national leader in recycling—not yet as measured by our recycling rate which is still 16% (half the national average), but rather as a leader in recycling policy thanks to the passage of HB22-1355: Producer Responsibility for Recycling Packaging and Paper. Colorado also saw major advancements in data collection and planning on the state level, and a number of local programs made improvements to recycling and composting programs.