Solid Waste proposed rulemakings and stakeholder processes


Proposed rulemakings

Revised Policy: Eligibility for the Waste Tire End Users Fund / Denial of Payouts to Non-Compliant End User and Retailer Applicants

The Waste Tire Program has revised the non-compliance policy for the Waste Tire End Users Fund. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment uses this policy to determine when rebate payments will be denied for applicants who have violated certain laws, rules, and regulations. The department is authorized to deny end user fund payments under Section 30-20-1405 (6) (b) (I) of the statute:

The department may deny the rebate to a person who is out of compliance with any state or federal environmental laws, rules, or regulations.

HMWMD made changes for those who are determined to be out of compliance from previous violations who are currently in compliance at the time of the submitted application.

End Users Fund non-compliance policy (revised)

Email comments by September 28, 2022:
(subject line: End Users Fund non-
compliance revised policy comments)

The Waste Tire Program is proposing changes to the following sections of the Part 1 Colorado solid waste regulations:

  • Section 10.12 - Waste Tire End Users Fund.
  • Section 10.3 - Standards for Waste Tire Haulers.
  • Section 10.7 - Standards for Mobile Waste Tire Processors.

The department is required per statute to evaluate the per ton rebate rates annually. Changes to these rates will affect end users of tire derived products or waste tires. We are also proposing to change the waste tire hauler and mobile waste tire processor renewal date and decal requirements.

For questions about the proposed changes to the end user rebate, please contact Brian Gaboriau at or 303.692.2097.

For questions about the waste tire registration requirements and decals, contact Shana Baker at or 303.692.3305.

Draft changes to solid waste regulations conforming to the Part 20 TENORM rule

The Solid Waste Program is engaged in a stakeholder process to obtain feedback on a draft proposal to make conforming changes to the Solid Waste Regulations to align with the Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM) regulations, 6 CCR 1007-1, Part 20.

Proposed changes to 6 CCR 1007-1, Part 20
The division is accepting written comments on these proposed changes through October 5, 2022. Please send any comments to the contact below.

If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Henderson at

Solid waste financial assurance stakeholders proposed rulemaking

First draft 6 CCR 1007-2 Part 1 Proposed Rulemaking

Second draft - 6 CCR 1007-2 Part 1 Proposed Rulemaking

Stakeholders meeting June 6, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Solid waste financial assurance rulemaking stakeholders meeting agenda


Producer Responsibility Stakeholder Process – Senate Bill 20-055

Senate bill 20-055 required our department to conduct a literature review on producer responsibility programs throughout the U.S. and create policy recommendations based on the findings of the literature review. After surveying stakeholders, holding two stakeholder meetings, and incorporating public comments into the draft, the final literature review and policy recommendations below were submitted on July 1, 2021 to the Colorado General Assembly.

View the final producer responsibility report

Thank you to all who participated in this process

Notice from the Rocky Mountain Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact regarding TENORM wastes

Upcoming stakeholder outreach meetings

The Solid Waste and Materials Management Program will be hosting outreach meetings for our stakeholders during 2020 and 2021. We plan to host the stakeholder meetings in various locations throughout the state and will seek input on topics of interest before holding each meeting. Meeting content will be directed to a variety of stakeholders such as: local officials, landfill operators, recyclers, composters, local environmental health professionals, or anyone else interested in solid waste management.

We are working with the Colorado chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) to offer continuing education credits to those certified through SWANA's Manager of Landfill Operations course.

Please send an email to and write "Outreach" in the subject line, or call 303-692-3320 to RSVP.