Solid Waste proposed rulemakings and stakeholder processes

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.

Scheduled meeting locations and dates

Future stakeholder meetings are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Proposed rulemakings

Part 1 regulations pertaining to solid waste sites and facilities

Upcoming stakeholder meeting

The Waste Tire Program of the Solid Waste and Materials Management Program is proposing changes to the Colorado solid waste regulations Part 1, Section 10.12.5 ("Waste Tire End Users Fund Rebate Amount"). The department is required per statute (30-20-1401, C.R.S.) to evaluate the per ton rates annually. Changes to these rates will affect registered end users of tire derived products or waste tires. Draft regulations will be posted prior to the stakeholder meeting. 

We will be hosting a virtual stakeholder meeting on September 8, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 pm to discuss the proposed rate changes and gather stakeholder input.

For questions on the stakeholder process or proposed changes, please contact:
Brian Gaboriau, Waste Tire Grants Administrator

Adopted rulemakings

None at this time.