Waste Hauler Licensing
Despite ambitious waste diversion goals established for the state in the 2016 Colorado Integrated Solid Waste & Materials Management Plan, the average recycling rate across Denver Metro Area communities was only 15.8% in 2022.
Last year, Adams County received a grant from the CDPHE Front Range Waste Diversion Program to support its Waste Diversion Improvement Project (WDIP). The WDIP aims to increase recycling & waste diversion rates across unincorporated Adams County to 40% by 2034.
The county is partnering with Resource Recycling Systems, Inc (RRS) to implement elements of the WDIP, including the development of a waste hauler licensing ordinance. In May, we met with municipal solid waste (MSW) haulers and non-MSW haulers to get their input, insights, and ideas on a potential hauler licensing ordinance, including data reporting elements. View presentations from the meetings, below. Click image below to view timeline.