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Green Government Material Management


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Click on the thumbnail below to see the department's paper use over the past 6 years, or the June 2010 waste audit results


Paper Reduction


CDPHE Paper Use Chart (thumbnail)

The department has taken the following measures to decrease it’s paper use by 20% since 2004:


  • Set all copier default settings to print double-sided copies;
  • Increased the number of printers with duplex printing capabilities; and
  • Posted information on-line instead of sending out printed documents;
  • Click on thumbnails below to see the departments paper use over the last 6 years.



Waste Audit Results


CDPHE Waste Audit Chart (thumbnail)



The department has taken the following measures in order to increase the amount of materials diverted from the landfill:


  • Placed single-stream recycling bins in all conference rooms, offices, cubicles and other work stations. The single-stream bins accept the following materials: mixed paper, plastics, aluminum, tin, paperboard, cardboard, and glass;
  • Batteries and ink and toner cartridges are also collected for recycling;
  • Sponsors an employee collection event annually for recycling electronic waste. In 2010, approximately 10,500 lbs of e-waste was recycled; 
  • Implemented a composting pilot project for the collection of organic material. For more information, read the Department’s Final Compost Pilot Project Report The pilot was expanded in 2010 become a permanent program. Compost bins are now available in the cafeteria, core areas and kitchenettes, as well as in restrooms (to collect paper towel waste); and
  • Conduct an annual waste audit to evaluate compliance with the composting and recycling programs.





  • Print on both sides of the page;
  • Request electronic bills and statements and pay bills on-line (save a stamp as well!); and
  • Reduce your junk mail



  • Use reusable bags when you shop;
  • Avoid purchasing items with excessive packaging;
  • Participate in your local recycling program. To find a recycling center near you, see the department’s Recycle 4 Colorado website
  • Participate in your local compost program. If none is available in your area, start a compost pile in your back yard. For information on how to get started composting at home visit the Denver Recycles website
  • Give up disposable plastic water bottles.



If you have any questions, please email us at cdphe.ppp2@state.co.us

Call 303-692-2979 or email cdphe.ppp2@state.co.us


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