CDPHE offers grants and technical assistance to support recycling and waste diversion in Colorado. We operate two grant programs and other funding opportunities to improve recycling and have several other initiatives to help increase waste diversion.
Check out upcoming grant opportunities and key differences between the RREO and FRWD programs.
For additional information about our grant programs, view the presentation shown at the 2022 Recycle Colorado Summit.
Front Range Waste Diversion Program
The Front Range Waste Diversion (FRWD, or “forward”) program provides grants and technical assistance to Front Range communities to increase recycling, composting, and waste reduction.
Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Program
Since its inception in 2007, the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity program has awarded over $25 million in funding to businesses, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and schools and universities to develop recycling infrastructure and promote sustainable behavior change in communities across Colorado. Funds are distributed via grants and rebates, approved by the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board.
Colorado NextCycle is a business incubator designed to improve the end markets for recovered commodities and organic materials in Colorado.
Waste Diversion Initiatives
- End-Market Development.
- Infrastructure Projects.
- Mini-Grant Projects.
- Regional Studies.
Last updated June 2016.