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Policy Committee

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 The sunset date was repealed by HB10-1052 and the revision date is set for 2017.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

New Tax Exemption for Recyclers (PDF)

SB16-124 Tax Exemption for Recycling Equipment (PDF)

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

Tell the Governor to support the Colorado Climate Plan

The climate plan has been criticized for omitting any discussion of the significant upside potential of recycling for combating climate change. We need to speak up – especially businesses that are significant employers – about the environmental and economic benefits of recycling.

This entry was posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 12:40 pm

New tax exemption for recyclers. Learn how your business could qualify

There are two avenues available to recyclers registered with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to obtain the sales and use tax exemption: At the time of purchase or with a claim for refund.

This entry was posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 11:54 am

Willing to host a tour of your recycling program or facility? Let us help

Summer and fall are great times to showcase your facility’s or program’s progress and success. Inviting elected officials and policymakers to tour your facility or program and to learn more about the work you do is an effective method to forge strong relationships and educate opinion leaders.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 8:09 am

SB16-124 Machine Tools Sales Tax Exempt Recovered Materials

06/08/2016 Governor Signed
CAFR Active Support

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 10:35 am

HB16-1004 Measurable Goals Deadlines CO Climate Action Plan

03/30/2016 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 8:49 am

Recyclers meet with senators and representatives during CAFR’s Lobby Day and Legislative Reception

Wearing green “I Recycle” stickers, recyclers and legislators alike discussed the economic and environmental benefits of recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing to the State of Colorado.

This entry was posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 12:30 pm