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Policy Committee

The Policy Committee discusses, keeps track of, and pursues policy issues related to waste reduction and recycling. Contact Marjorie Griek if you would like to be involved.

RREO Grants and Rebates

The grant program and rebate program are part of Colorado’s Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Act of 2007. The sunset date was repealed by HB10-1052 and the revision date is set for 2017.


Senate Joint Resolution 13-038 - Concerning Measures to Increase the Percentage of Discarded Materials that are Beneficially Used Rather than Disposed of in Landfills (PDF)

Fact Sheets

SB14-029 Architectural Paint Stewardship Program (PDF)

New Electronics Law Takes Effect in 2013 (PDF)

CAFR provides fact sheets on a variety of topics, see our Resources Page.

Legislative Updates

This page describes the most recent activities of the Colorado General Assembly and Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment that are related to the solid waste industry and CAFR's members. It identifies proposed changes to the Colorado Constitution, statutes or regulations - and whether these changes were successful or are still in progress. During the legislative session (January through May), this page will be updated frequently.

For those interested in more closely tracking the status of on-going legislation in Colorado, the link to the General Assembly website is www.leg.state.co.us. From there you can also link to Colorado house and senate member directories. Find out who your representatives are with Open States.

Lastest Legislative News

SB15-076 Dispose Cathode Ray Tubes At Hazardous Waste Sites

04/30/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 7:57 am

HB15-1386 Align Recycling & Machine Tool Tax Exemptions

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05/05/2015 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 4:50 pm

HB15-1206 Sales & Use Tax Refund For Recycling Equipment

03/18/2015 House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 8:34 am

SB15-083 Certain Private Org Subject To CORA Requirements

02/04/2015 Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 9:32 am

Recycling a boon to Colorado’s economy, study shows

This study reveals that investing in infrastructure that helps reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills is a win-win situation for the economy and the environment.

This entry was posted on Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 8:02 am