Presentation on theme: "Presented by Marjorie Griek Pollution Prevention Advisory Board Assistance Committee Chair and Executive Director, Colorado Association for Recycling."— Presentation transcript:
Presented by Marjorie Griek Pollution Prevention Advisory Board Assistance Committee Chair and Executive Director, Colorado Association for Recycling
HB passed and signed into law in 2007 New/expanded surcharges & fees Assistance for CDPHE’s regulatory work Funds for recycling grants & rebates Additional funds for waste tire program 4.6 new FTEs for these duties New duties for Solid & Hazardous Waste Commission
Requires Annual Report to Legislature on waste diversion, economic impact, etc. First one 2/1/09; every 2/1 thereafter Drives recycling data gathering Details on waste stream components, diversion, reuse, innovation, facilities, economic impacts Create Assistance Committee under CDPHE Pollution Prevention Advisory Board Guidance & structure for giving out grants/rebates
Solid Waste User Fee for CDPHE uses $.01/load private car $.02/load private truck $.03/cubic yard in commercial vehicle Must be itemized on receipt Starts July 1, 2007 Solid Waste User Fee for Grant Fund $.02/load car $.04/load truck $.07/cy commercial vehicle Must be itemized on receipt 7/1/07 – 7/1/10 Annual fees on recycle/compost facilities
Surcharge increases by $.50 to $1.50 Of new $.50: $.25 to RREO Fund $.125 to waste tire cleanup $.125 to partial reimbursements to waste tire end users Adds motorcycle tires to program Retailers may keep some $ Monies in Waste Tire fund now may roll over if not encumbered
Established Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Fund Grants for local governments, public & private entities with local government approval Criteria for grants Needs of community Feasibility, sustainability of project Market creation for recyclables Economic and environmental benefits Measurable results No adverse impacts on existing businesses
Designed as a ‘reward’ for those already recycling Assistance Committee recommends formula for rebates Given to local governments, non- profit, for-profit entities that recycle Developed two-prong approach
Grants are from 75% of RREO Fund – about $1.6 million in FY Rebates are from 25% of RREO Fund – about $.6 million in FY Loans may be for no more than 10% of Fund Fund balance is driven by volumes at landfills and tires disposed RREO program – starts July 1, 2008 – ends July 1, 2010
FY 2008 Total Solid Waste Permits $1,028, Waste Tire Recycling Fee $582, Interest Earned $22, Total Revenues $1,633, FY 2009 July 2008 only Solid Waste Permits $272, Waste Tire Recycling Fee $65, Interest Earned $3, Total Revenues $341,828.64
Total awarded: $1,376,345 Alpine Waste & Recycling $281,000 to purchase additional processing equipment that will speed up and enhance capabilities of the existing Alpine Waste & Recycling facility. This translates to more capacity and further sustaining the facility for future growth. City & County of Denver $215,000 to fund a dual, concurrent pilot program to collect and compost organics waste from (a) Denver residences (yard, food, some paper) and (b) commercial operations at DIA (food).
City of Greeley Green-Cycle Center $15,650 for a project that will enable Greeley to substantially increase community use of the Greeley Green-Cycle Center for diversion of green waste. Eco-Cycle Center for Hard to Recycle Materials $50,000 to purchase processing equipment to help solidify the market for Expanded Polystyrene Foam (EPS) insulation and packaging and expand capacity.
Elbert County Recycling and Greenwaste Project $160,000 to enhance their existing operation to expand recycling capacity and include a composting operation and year around household hazardous waste "drop and swap" project, which will create jobs for 2 additional people. Fruita Monument High School Recycling Club $3,002 for funding to provide bins around the school, and to pay for a waste stream analysis.
Greater Dolores Action Four Corners Recycling Initiative $91,212 for a cooperative effort to bring recycling opportunities - particularly cardboard, mixed paper and mixed metals - to federal and local government institutions, schools and private businesses, and educate the public. National Recycling $244,641 to construct the first and only recycling drop-off center for residents of the city of Greeley
New Community Coalition Telluride Regional Resource & Recovery Center $145,000 to purchase a baler and composter for a Resource Recovery Center to service the region. Phillips County $48,140 to retrofit a building (which will include a new roof, enclosing the open area between the roof and walls, installation of a divider wall to allow storage of cardboard and newspaper/paper, and add lights). The project will also include the addition of a covered cardboard bale storage area, three newspaper recycling trailers, and purchase of a used pickup for trailer pickup.
Wet Mountain Valley Partners In Recycling $9,700 for the purchase of a baler and to provide for an ongoing education and information awareness project; the development and implementation of a computerized data collection and evaluation system; the creation and adoption of a county-wide integrated waste management plan. Waste Management’s Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site Diversion Center $113,000 to construct a 26,000 squared foot paved area to provide the opportunity to the general public, as well as selected commercial customers, to drop off and divert portions of their loads for reuse and recycling
Rebates total payout (first cycle) (7/1/07 to 12/31/07): $154, 6 paid out to haulers who collect recyclables curbside in areas where it is not mandated nor supported by any government funding 9 paid out to processors of plastic Rebates total payout (second cycle)(1/1/08 to 6/30/08): $253,907 Still in process of finalizing Same curbside rebate offer but material changed to glass (paid on a ton/mile) to support glass collection and recycling
3 Studies: Colorado Diversion Directory – University of Colorado Recycling Services Analysis of the 2006 Colorado Waste Stream – Gracestone, Inc. Roadmap For Moving Recycling and Diversion Forward in Colorado: Strategies, Recommendations, and Implications – Skumatz Economic Research Associates Total spent: $62,195 Are being used to help guide AC grant criteria
RFA for Disaster Debris Management $7,500 for creating plan for debris diversion within emergency management plans RFA out – applications due soon Reviewed loan process Overhead for FY ’08 $187, 080 Overhead for FY ’09 to end of August $22,783
Oversight of current grant cycle Directed grants Refine rebate program Renew grant & rebate program Other opportunities?