TENORM resources

Colorado facilities approved to accept TENORM for disposal

Clean Harbors Deer Trail

Radionuclide limits

  • Oil and gas field wastes: total radium of Ra-226 and Ra-228 shall not exceed 12,200 pCi/g in pipe scale or 6,000 pCi/g in other waste forms. Pb-210 shall not exceed 10,000 pCi/g. Total oil and gas field wastes received for disposal shall not exceed 50,000 tons per year.

  • Other wastes: total activity of all radionuclides shall not exceed 2000 pCi/g. Ra-226 shall not exceed 222 pCi/g. Pb-210 shall not exceed 666 pCi/g.

Pawnee Waste

Radionuclide limits

  • Combined Radium 226+228 less than or equal to 50 pCi/g, natural Uranium less than or equal to 10 pCi/g, natural Thorium less than or equal to 10 pCi/g, Lead-210 less than or equal to 10 pCi/g, and Po-210 less than or equal to 10 pCi/g.

​Waste Connections Southside Landfill

Radionuclide limits

  • Uranium only less than 339 pCi/g.

Republic Services Foothills Landfill

Radionuclide limits

  • Radionuclide limits - Combined Radium 226+228 less than or equal to 50 pCi/g, natural Uranium less than or equal to 245 pCi/g, natural Thorium less than or equal to 50 pCi/g, Lead-210 less than or equal to 3 pCi/g, and Polonium-210 less than or equal to 3 pCi/g.

Solid Waste Act

  1. On the Secretary of State web page, click on "Colorado Revised Statutes" under the "Help and Resources" heading.
  2. Open the Title menu, then follow the path provided under each topic below to view the specific Article.
  • Solid Waste Facilities: Title 30 Article 20 Part 1.
    • Title 30. Government – county > County powers and functions > Article 20. Public improvements > Part 1. Solid wastes disposal sites and facilities.
  • Solid Waste Disposal Limitations: Title 30 Article 20 Part 10.
    • Title 30. Government – county > County powers and functions > Article 20. Public improvements > Part 10. Solid waste disposal limitations.
  • Strategies for Waste Tires:Title 30 Article 20 Part 14.
    • Title 30. Government – county > County powers and functions > Article 20. Public improvements > Part 14. Strategies for waste tires.
  • Infectious Waste: Title 25 Article 15 Part 4.
    • Title 25. Public health and environment > Environmental control > Article 15. Hazardous waste > Part 4. Infectious waste.
  • Waste tires: Title 30 Article 20 Part 14.
    • Title 30 > County powers and functions > Article 20: Public improvements > Part 14: Strategies for waste tires.
  • Electronic Device Recycling: Title 25 Article 17 Part 3.
    • Title 25. Public health and environment > Environmental control > Article 17. Waste diversion recycling > Part 3. Electronic device recycling.
  • Solid Waste User Fee: Title 25 Article 16 Section 104.5.
    • Title 25. Public health and environment > Environmental control > Article 16. Hazardous waste sites > Part 1. Clean-up

Solid waste regulations