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Compost pile

Section 14 of the Regulations Pertaining to Solid Waste Sites and Facilities defines specific design, operating, monitoring, closure and post closure criteria for many composting activities.  These regulations do not apply to backyard, agricultural or biosolids composting.


A hearing on revised Section 14 - Composting was held on November 18, 2008 before the Colorado Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission.  The proposed regulations were adopted and became effective on December 30, 2008.


 Composting Regulations


The revised regulations are also available at the Department's Solid Waste Regulations page


 Compost Guidance Development


Compost Facility Information



If you have questions, please contact David Snapp at 303-692-3425 or email cdphe.hmcompost@state.co.us