Recycling grants and rebates
The Pollution Prevention Advisory Board was created in 1992 to provide overall policy guidance, coordination and advice to the department on pollution prevention activities. Below are grant and rebate programs under the authority of the board.
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/reuse for a wide variety of materials. The act, which became law in 2007, 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 grant program has awarded more than $7.1 million to businesses, local governments, nonprofit 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.
Applications for fiscal year 2016 may be accepted starting in January 2015.