All solid waste haulers who collect and haul waste in the City & County of Denver must have a license. Solid Waste includes recyclables, organics, junk, construction & demolition, and other bulky materials.
The program creates a fair operating environment for all solid waste haulers:
New Haulers may apply at any time during their first year and will expire on January 31st.
Renewing Haulers must apply each calendar year between January 1st and January 31st.
Hauling without a license or an expired license can result in penalties and fines up to $999.
Read D.R.M.C Sec 48-61 here.
The information required below:
The program creates a fair operating environment for all solid waste haulers.
All solid waste haulers who collect and haul waste in the City & County of Denver must have a license. "Solid waste" includes recyclables, organics, junk, construction & demolition, and other bulky materials.
Starting in 2021, applicants must apply through our self-service web portal that can be found under the “Apply Now” section. Follow the “How to Apply for License Instructions”. See under “Helpful Documents” section on the right-hand side of the screen.
No. To haul within the City & County of Denver, you must have a hauler license.
For any license after 2021, haulers must report annual tonnage data by quarter. If a hauler does not report by quarter, they will not be able to renew their license.
See "Helpful Documents" for the “Hauler Tonnage Tracking Tool." This is an optional tool that can help you keep track of your Denver waste tonnage.
Solid waste haulers will need to renew their license each calendar year. Window to renew: January 1st - January 31st.
Application fee is $25, plus a motor vehicle fee, based on the number of vehicles that hauler within Denver.
Applicants buy licenses using a credit card, on the self-service portal.
The Department of Excise and Licenses can issue fines, suspensions, or hearings. A license can be revoked from a hauler if a hauler:
Yes, only after an investigation and hearing. The Director of Excise and Licenses then may suspend, revoke, or fine any licensee for a violation.
After we approve your license, it will be emailed via the Department of Excise and Licenses.
Per Sec 48-61 Article V, you do not need a license. Licensing is for haulers that collect solid waste within the City and County of Denver.
Email HaulerLicense@denvergov.org with details on the error. Or call 311 (720-913-1311) for help.
Yes. They must get licensed if, they use motorized vehicles to haul solid waste from Denver. In this case, report tonnage data only once to prevent double counting.
No. That said, do the following:
Hauler Tonnage Tracking Tool(XLSX, 30KB)
How to Apply for a License Instructions(PDF, 2MB)
Example Certificate of Insurance(PDF, 221KB)
WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
For any questions during your application and reporting processes, please contact 311 (720-913-1311).