The Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan will guide the development of waste disposal, collection and diversion options for various geographic regions in the state for the next 20 years.
The Plan includes goals and action items at both the state and local levels to improve waste management and to improve waste diversion through recycling, composting and other materials management methods. The Plan also includes a list of recommendations and steps to encourage and stimulate a shift in Colorado from solid waste disposal to sustainable materials management.
In addition, the Plan is intended to provide guidance to local communities for improvement in waste management and waste diversion operations. The department is confident that the cost analysis information within the Plan will be particularly beneficial for local governments that are struggling with the financial aspects of solid waste disposal and landfill operations. The Plan provides strategies and recommendations for local governments to use in their decision-making.
The department welcomes your comments on the Plan. A public comment period will continue through September 6, 2016. Any comments received will be considered as we implement the Plan over the coming years. You may submit your comments using the link below or by contacting the department’s Solid Waste Program directly.