Pitkin County Landfill Manager Cathy Hall has been appointed to the State Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission by Governor Jared Polis. Hall joins the City of Aspen’s
Senior Environmental Health Specialist, Liz Chapman who chairs the commission. Other commission members hail from a variety of municipalities from around the State of Colorado.
The commission works to adopt rules and fees pertaining to solid and hazardous materials and is involved in court cases that can result in penalties for hazardous waste violations. The federal government authorizes Colorado to implement its own hazardous waste program as long as its rules are consistent with Environmental Protection Agency Requirements.
"I am excited to be on the commission to represent the local government's perspective in managing solid and hazardous waste. The commission does important work defining the regulations and setting rulemaking."
The Commission also sets rules for training landfill operators and adopts fee structures for the care of landfills when they close, and fee structures for tire funds and household hazardous waste facilities.
Hall will take her seat at the commission table after the Colorado Senate confirms her appointment at a hearing in the coming months.
In other news from the Pitkin County Solid Waste Center
Pitkin County Land Manager Liz Mauro was recently named the Colorado Weed Management Association Weed Manager of the Year.
“Liz has exponentially grown the local weed management program in recent years,” said Public Works Director, Brian Pettet. “A big part of her job is to make sure our community complies with the Colorado Noxious Weed Act. She does that by educating the community about noxious weeds and engaging citizens around weed pull and other educational events,” Pettet said.
Land Manager Liz Mauro holds a thistle at a
community weed pull event at Ashcroft last summer.
Media Contact: Cathy Hall - Pitkin County Solid Waste Center Manager - 970-429-2882