Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division Solid and Hazardous Waste Program Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement Unit
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado follows the federal hazardous waste landfills requirements and adds a disposal prohibition and design standards. In addition, owners and operators of TSDFs that use hazardous waste landfills must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. At present, there is one commercial landfill that accepts hazardous waste. This landfill is located near Last Chance, Colorado.
Colorado follows the federal solid waste landfill requirements and its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. See the state section SOLID ...