Featured Sponsor

Waste Management

Featured Supporter

Bestway Recycling

Featured Friend

Waste-Not Recycling

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee discusses, keeps track of, and pursues policy issues related to waste reduction and recycling. Contact Ashley Perl or 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 The sunset date was repealed by HB10-1052 and the revision date is set for 2017.

Legislative Training

How to Talk to Your Legislators About the Paint Stewardship Legislation (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 Project Vote Smart.

Lastest Legislative News

CDPHE releases report evaluating recycling, composting and pyrolysis

The report evaluates the potential impacts and roles that recycling, composting and pyrolysis may have on increasing the economic and environmental sustainability of managing Colorado’s waste-related resources.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 10:10 am

SB14-179 Flood Debris Cleanup Grants

05/15/2014 Sent to the Governor

This entry was posted on Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 8:16 am

SB14-011 Colorado Energy Research Authority

05/12/2014 Sent to the Governor

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 11:14 am

SB14-029 Architectural Paint Stewardship Program

05/12/2014 Sent to the Governor
CAFR Active Support

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 11:00 am

HB14-1159 Biogas System Components Sales & Use Tax Exemption

05/08/2014 Sent to the Governor

This entry was posted on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 10:10 am

HB14-1352 Update Waste Tire Management System

05/06/2014 House Considered Senate Amendments – Result was to Concur – Repass

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 11:29 am

HB14-1207 CDPHE Household Medication Take-back Program

05/06/2014 Sent to the Governor

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 9:34 am

SB14-085 One Percent Reduction In The State Budget

04/11/2014 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 4:06 pm

SB14-063 Mandatory Review Of State Agency Rules

03/27/2014 Governor Action – Signed

This entry was posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 11:23 am

HB14-1084 Chop Shop Activity

03/07/2014 House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at 10:39 am

HB14-1226 Local Government Authority To Regulate Plastics

02/13/2014 House Committee on Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 10:29 am

HB14-1067 Renewable Energy Electric Standard REAs Move To 2025

01/29/2014 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 11:09 am