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 program, Environmental Leadership program, Household Medication Take-Back program, pollution prevention, recycling grants and incentives, SARA Title III programs, Small Business Ombudsman program and supplemental environmental programs.

Learn about recycling programs Green Business network


Food Safety and Licensing

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

Register as manufactured food facility Apply for industrial hemp registration


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


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


Manufactured food & storage

Schools & child care