Environmental Health and Sustainability



Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability (DEHS) consists of programs implementing a variety of services for CDPHE to protect and improve Colorado environment and human health.

Sustainability programs

Colorado Green Business Network, Household Medication Take-Back, pollution prevention, recycling grants and incentives, SARA Title III programs, and Small Business Ombudsman.

Learn about recycling programs Green Business Network

Food Safety and Licensing

Information on cottage foods, hemp, manufactured food, milk program, retail food, food safety regulations and assisted living food safety regulations.

Manufactured foods registration Hemp registration Received an invoice? Pay it online 


Environmental Agriculture Program

The Environmental Agriculture program focuses on permitting and compliance assurance at Colorado's animal feeding operations. Information on regulations, best management practices, forms, reporting, and composting.


General information

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Swimming pools

Information about swimming pools and mineral baths regulation and recreational water illnesses.

Swimming pools regulation: 5 CCR 1003-5


Child Care and Schools

Child care and schools health regulations.

Toxicology and Environmental Epidemiology

The Toxicology and Environmental Epidemiology Office works to identify sources of concern in the environment and identify potential public health impacts. The office also serves as an important bridge between public health and environmental programs at the state and local levels.

Artificial Tanning

Information about artificial tanning devices and for artificial tanning facilities.

Artificial tanning registration


Rulemaking and stakeholder engagement information.

DEHS Rulemaking