Policy

The Recycle Colorado Policy Committee works on local and state policy to advance waste diversion through reuse/remanufacturing and composting.

If you are interested in more closely tracking the status of on-going legislation in Colorado, link to the General Assembly website 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.

Recycle Colorado’s 2019 Legislative Priorities (PDF)

2019 Legislative Session

Bills of Interest

  • SB19-034 Local Government Recycling Standards For Food Containers

    Concerning a local government's authority to establish standards for the use of environmentally discardable food containers, and, in connection therewith, authorizing a local government to establish standards for the use of ready-to-eat food containers that may be discarded through recycling or composting.

  • HB19-1143 Distribute Plastic Straws Only Upon Request

    Concerning a requirement that a retail food establishment only provide a single-use plastic beverage straw to a customer upon request of the customer.

    The Recycle Colorado Board of Directors voted to approve the Policy Committee's recommendation to oppose the bill unless amended.

Fact Sheets

Manufacturing Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Recyclers (PDF)
Architectural Paint Stewardship Program (PDF)
Electronic Devices Banned from Landfills (PDF)

RREO Grants and Rebates

The grant program and rebate program are part of Colorado’s Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Act of 2007.

Sector representatives are Recycle Colorado members’ link to the Policy Committee

Members with questions about the Policy Committee or current legislation can contact their respective Policy Committee sector representative:

Front Range:

  • Brandy Moe (processor)
  • Randy Moorman (non-profit, Boulder County)
  • Laurie Batchelder Adams (consultant, rural)
  • Gary Grewal (non-recycle business, Denver)
  • Charlotte Pitt (local government, Denver)
  • Honore Depew (local government, Fort Collins)

Mountains:

  • Sarah Jones (non-profit, Routt County)
  • Alyssa Reindel (hauler, Pitkin and Garfield counties)

Eastern Colorado:

  • Matt Chrisp (local government, Logan County)
  • Reva Phillips (non-profit, southeast)

Western Colorado:

  • Kris Holstrom (local government, San Miguel County)

Southern Colorado:

  • Christy Patterson (local government, hauler, Custer County)

Statewide:

  • Scott Hutchings (hauler)

National:

  • David Fridland (compost product business)