Policy Committee

The Policy Committee discusses, keeps track of, and pursues policy issues related to waste reduction and recycling. Contact Randy Moorman if you would like to be involved. CAFR members contact your sector representative for answers to questions about policy.

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 The sunset date was repealed by HB10-1052 and the revision date is set for 2017.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

HB17-1275 Myths and Facts (PDF)

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.colorado.gov. From there you can also link to Colorado house and senate member directories. Find out who your representatives are with Find My Legislator.

Lastest Legislative News

HB18-1350 Machine Tool Sales Tax Exemption For Scrap Metal

05/04/2018 Senate Third Reading Passed – No Amendments

This entry was posted on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 10:55 am

SB18-187 Marijuana Waste Recycling

04/26/2018 Governor Signed

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 8:05 am

HB18-1133 Marijuana Processor Registration

02/23/2018 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 7:58 am

SB18-045 Repeal Architectural Paint Stewardship Act

02/21/2018 Senate Second Reading Lost with Amendments – Committee

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 4:00 pm

HB18-1054 Affordable Housing Plastic Shopping Bag Tax

01/31/2018 House Committee on Local Government Postpone Indefinitely

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 9:11 am

CAFR opposes SB18-45, the Repeal Architectural Paint Stewardship Act

The Colorado Association for Recycling published two fact sheets to support opposition to SB18-45, the Repeal Architectural Paint Stewardship Act. Repealing the act would eliminate a beneficial paint recycling program that saves taxpayer money and protects the environment.

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 9:41 am

Sector representatives are CAFR members’ link to the Policy Committee

CAFR members with questions about the Policy Committee or current legislation can contact their respective Policy Committee sector representative

This entry was posted on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 8:16 am