Solid Waste proposed rulemakings and stakeholder processes

Proposed rulemakings

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

Solid waste financial assurance stakeholders proposed rulemaking Monday, June 6, 2022 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Register for the solid waste financial assurance stakeholder's meeting

Amendment of Section 13 Medical Waste Regulations

Statewide Organics Management Plan

The department is in the process of developing our state’s first ever organics management plan and is seeking input from interested stakeholders.

Register now to attend one of several regional virtual stakeholder meetings. During the meeting, the state’s consultant team will present the initial findings of a recently conducted organics waste survey and solicit feedback on the aims, strategies, and policies to be considered for Colorado’s statewide organics management plan.

Meetings will be clustered around geographic regions in the state. Please register for the meeting in your region.  If you cannot attend your regional meeting, you can sign-up to attend another region’s meeting. Please do not register for multiple meetings as the content will be nearly the same for each event.

Eastern Plains
Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Morgan, Washington, Yuma, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, Huerfano, Las Animas, Baca

Thursday, Feb. 17 meeting slides

Western Slope
Moffat, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel, Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma, La Plata

Thursday, Feb. 24 meeting slides

Front Range (South)
Pueblo, El Paso, Teller, Elbert, Douglas, Arapahoe, Denver

Thursday, March 3 meeting slides

Routt, Jackson, Grand, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, Lake, Park, Chaffee, Gunnison, Fremont, Custer, Saguache, Hinsdale, Mineral, Rio Grande, Alamosa, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla

Thursday, March 10 meeting slides

Front Range (North)
Denver, Jefferson, Adams, Broomfield, Weld, Boulder, Larimer

Thursday, March 17 meeting slides

If you have questions about the stakeholder meetings email Juri Freeman at

If you have questions about the organics management plan process and timeline email Jace Driver at

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.

Adopted rulemakings

None at this time.