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Inspection and Enforcement

Facility Inspections

The intent of a successful inspection and enforcement program is to ensure a high rate of compliance with the regulations.  Timely inspections and, when necessary, enforcement actions help facilities return to compliance and deter future non-compliance. 

  • Agency-Wide Policies

    • Policy on Settling Administrative and/or Civil Penalties Against Counties and Municipalities

    • Supplemental Environmental Projects Policy


The Solid Waste Compliance Assurance Unit conducts compliance inspections at facilities that manage, treat, recycle, reuse and/or dispose of solid wastes. During each inspection, compliance with the Colorado Solid Waste Regulations is evaluated through a site tour where waste management activities are observed, followed by a review of pertinent documents. Enforcement actions are taken when appropriate. This unit also routinely investigates complaints alleging mismanagement of solid waste and oversees cleanup of asbestos-contaminated soil to assure the proper characterization, management and disposal of wastes.


Jerry Henderson, Compliance Assurance Unit Leader