Solid waste data and reports

Waste tire reports to the Transportation, Public Health and Joint Budget Legislative Committees
Status of waste tire recycling in Colorado
        2016  July 2017
2015  July 2016
2014  July 2015
2013  July 2014
2012  July 2013

Program reports to the Colorado General Assembly
Overview of program activities and impacts
2016  February 2017
2015  February 2016
2014  February 2015
2013  February 2014
2012  February 2013

​Beneficial Use 

Recycling data

Paint Stewardship
Statewide landfill disposal statistics
The data are generally updated in May following the end of the previous calendar year.
State total in cubic yards: 26,601,066
State total in tons: 7,988,308
Solid waste user fee: $8,744,031.61
State total in cubic yards: 25,235,673
State total in tons: 7,578,280
Solid waste user fee: $7,579,526.45
State total in cubic yards: 23,482,036
State total in tons: 7,051,662
Solid waste user fee: $6,660,569.36
State total in cubic yards: 22,500,744
State total in tons: 6,756,980
Solid waste user fee: $5,834,511.28
State total in cubic yards: 20,615,361
State total in tons: 6,190,799
Solid waste user fee: $6,069,189
Historical figures
2011 - State total in cubic yards: 21,060,764     State total in tons: 6,324,554     Solid waste user fee: $6,647,194
2010 - State total in cubic yards: 22,343,081     State total in tons: 6,709,634     Solid waste user fee: $5,161,912
2009 - State total in cubic yards: 21,582,083     State total in tons: 6,481,106     Solid waste user fee: $4,615,727
2008 - State total in cubic yards: 24,121,664     State total in tons: 7,243,743     Solid waste user fee: $5,974,455
2007 - State total in cubic yards: 28,095,314     State total in tons: 8,437,031     Solid waste user fee: $4,658,592
2006 - State total in cubic yards: 27,333,994     State total in tons: 8,208,407     Solid waste user fee: $3,569,845
2005 - State total in cubic yards: 25,700,745     State total in tons: 7,717,941     Solid waste user fee: $3,856,372
2004 - State total in cubic yards: 24,827,216     State total in tons: 7,455,620     Solid waste user fee: $3,771,334
2003 - State total in cubic yards: 23,892,593     State total in tons: 7,174,953     Solid waste user fee: $3,340,437
2002 - State total in cubic yards: 25,475,557     State total in tons: 7,650,318     Solid waste user fee: $3,193,595
2001 - State total in cubic yards: 24,026,219     State total in tons: 7,215,081     Solid waste user fee: $3,266,797
2000 - State total in cubic yards: 21,662,929     State total in tons: 6,505,384     Solid waste user fee: $3,297,277
1999 - State total in cubic yards: 20,044,129     State total in tons: 6,019,258     Solid waste user fee: $3,007,343
1998 - State total in cubic yards: 18,433,736     State total in tons: 5,535,656     Solid waste user fee: $3,279,883
1997 - State total in cubic yards: 16,928,543     State total in tons: 5,083,646     Solid waste user fee: $3,475,300
1996 - State total in cubic yards: 16,057,605     State total in tons: 4,822,104     Solid waste user fee: $3,456,536
1995 - State total in cubic yards: 15,540, 548    State total in tons: 4,666,831     Solid waste user fee: $3,219,746
Statewide landfill disposal data origins and interpretation
Waste volumes presented in the statewide solid waste disposal statistics reports are an annual summary of volumes received under the authority of the Hazardous Substance Response Act (HSRF), 25-15-104.5 CRS. All facilities with a certificate of designation and with an attendant are required to report their volumes to the state on a quarterly basis and pay a specified fee. Money collected is split between a fund for Superfund match and the Solid Waste Management Fund.
  • Waste quantities may be reported and tallied by cubic yards, tons, vehicles or gallons. All waste quantities are then converted to cubic yards based on the following conversion factors:
    • 0.333 cubic yard per car.
    • 0.666 cubic yard per truck.
    • 3.333 cubic yards per ton (based on the "average" compaction rate for household trash).
    • 5.000 cubic yards per 1,000 gallons.
    • 0.75 cubic yards per ton for soil (beginning the first quarter of calendar year 2003).
The data presented in these reports consists of the total solid waste reported for each facility, a total for all facilities within a given county (County Total), and a total for all counties (State Volume). The data are for a calendar year.
  • Waste volumes are for total waste and are not just municipal solid waste.
  • National figures produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are for municipal solid waste per capita and therefore exclude certain wastes that are included in our totals.
  • To approximate the national figures reported by EPA, the approximate volume of non-municipal solid waste must be accounted for when converting our data.