Governing Law and Regulations
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Colorado's regulations for hazardous waste recycling follow the federal regulations, with additional requirements for lead-acid batteries and mercury-containing products. To review federal hazardous waste recycling rules, see the national section RECYCLING.
Colorado has specific solid waste recycling requirements for plastics and waste tires.
Colorado regulates electronic wastes under the state universal waste rules. See the state section UNIVERSAL WASTES for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) enforces the state's hazardous and ...