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Recycling Grants and Rebates


The Pollution Prevention Advisory Board (PPAB) was created in 1992 to provide overall policy guidance, coordination, and advice to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on pollution prevention activities. Below is a list of grant and rebate programs that are under the authority of the PPAB.

Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Grants Program



The Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Act HB 07-1288 created the RREO Grant Program with the intent to fund implementation projects that promote economic development through the productive management of recyclable materials that would otherwise be treated as discards. Projects that meet this goal are designed to implement recycling, composting, anaerobic digestion, source reduction, and beneficial use/re-use for a wide variety of materials. House Bill 07-1288, also known as the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Act, was signed into law on May 23, 2007. The law was extended via House Bill 10-1052 through July 1, 2017, and again via Senate Bill 13-050 through July 1, 2026. Since its inception, the RREO Grant Program has awarded more than $7.1 million to businesses, local governments, non-profit groups, and schools and universities throughout Colorado to help develop recycling infrastructure. The grant program is under the authority of the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and is administered by the Assistance Committee to the Board.



Fiscal Year 2015 Request for Applications


Hub and Spoke

RREP Vision

List of current grant year projects



RREO Grant Project Final Reports

Fiscal year 2009 report Fiscal year 2010 report Fiscal year 2011 report
 Fiscal Year 2012 Reports   Fiscal Year 2013 Final Reports 



Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Rebate Program 

  Recycling Program  
Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant Program Information
  P2 Grants   

Advanced Technology Grant (ATG) Program Information

  RREO Advanced Tech Grants  

Waste Tire Grants and Rebates Information

The Waste Tire Program has been transferred to the Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division (HMWMD). You can find more information on the program by visiting the Waste Tires site.