Waste disposal - environmental impacts of cannabis

The cannabis industry produces a variety of waste streams, some of which may be subject to specific requirements under the Colorado Solid Waste Regulations and the Colorado Hazardous Waste Regulations. It is up to each facility to comply with these regulations and to to determine appropriate waste management strategies including making hazardous waste determinations for each waste stream.  

Hazardous wastes generated by these facilities may include, but are not limited to, spent organic solvents and refining chemicals, used reactants, compressed gases or aerosols, bulk or residual fertilizers, cleaning solutions, and universal wastes (mercury-containing lighting, ballasts, batteries, etc.).    
  • Compliance Bulletin - waste guidance policy