We promote waste diversion strategies and make sure recycling activities meet state requirements. We also oversee recycling facility registration and reporting, issue beneficial use determinations and track recyclable materials flow within the state.
- Facilities are classified by the types of materials handled and how they are operated.
Section 8 includes standards for reuse of some solid wastes by established beneficial use criteria.
Find a recycler
There are several types of recyclers throughout the state.
- Find a recycler by map.
- List of registered recyclers in Colorado.
- List of registered electronics recyclers.
- Find an electronics recycler by ZIP code.
- Find an electronics recycler by map.
- Find a paint drop-off site by ZIP code.
- Mail-back programs for mercury, lighting, dental, medical and electronics waste.
Registration, annual reporting, manifests
Resolution of the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission to Adopt Statewide and Regional Municipal Solid Waste Diversion Goals for Colorado. (adopted 08/15/17)
Management, fees, grants
Waste tires, beneficial use, recycling data, paint stewardship
Recycling grants and incentives
- Senate Bill 20-055: Incentivize Development Recycling End Markets.
Learn more about the implementation and timeline of the bill and sign up to take part in the stakeholder process.
- Statewide: Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Grant Program.
Grants and rebates for recycling and waste diversion initiatives across the state.
- Front Range: Front Range Waste Diversion Grant Program.
Grants for waste diversion initiatives within the Front Range (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo, Teller and Weld).
- Waste tire grants and funding.
Grants and funding for cleanup of waste tires.
Paint calculator, disposal options, frequently asked questions, reports and documents
Information for residents, businesses, governments, institutions, industries, recyclers, landfill operators, recycling options, guidance, contact information