Waste Hauler Licensing

2021 Program Summary

Attention haulers! As of 2021, the City and County of Denver’s waste hauler license application for new and renewing licenses is a fully online process. The web portal is now open. Please see instructions to apply below. Renewing licenses will have until March 10th to apply. ***  

As of 2016, all solid waste haulers who collect and haul waste, recyclables, organics, junk, construction/demolition/deconstruction debris, and bulky materials within the City & County of Denver must obtain a waste hauler license. 

The City and County of Denver’s Solid Waste Hauler License Program (Municipal Code: Sec 48-61 Article V Chapter 48) creates a fair operating environment for all solid waste haulers, guarantees minimum collection safety requirements, and attains basic solid waste disposal and recycling data for the commercial sector in Denver. 

New haulers to the City and County of Denver can apply for their waste hauler license anytime during the year, but please note that all licenses will expire on January 31st each year regardless of your initial application date. 

In 2021, haulers will have until March 10th to renew their license due to the new application process. Penalization fees will be reinstated on this date for late applications. 

Expectations of Waste Haulers

  • Sign vehicles and containers. All containers and vehicles operating within the City must be labeled with company name and phone number. This information must be displayed on the left and right door of each vehicle and on the street-facing or alley-facing side of each container. Signage letters must be at least 3 inches tall.
  • Retain solid waste receipts. Haulers shall maintain receipts, for a minimum of one year, from all solid waste disposal sites and management facilities where collected materials are deposited.
  • Become licensed. Solid waste haulers must keep a copy of their license in each vehicle and at the address listed on the hauler’s license application to be presented upon request. Companies will need to reapply for their waste hauler license by January 31st each year (March 10th for 2021).
  • Report tonnage quarterly. (Starting in 2021) Haulers must report tonnage hauled quarterly for 2021. Tonnage can be reported any time during the year, but must be completed prior to renewing next year’s license.  

The private companies listed below provide collection and hauling service within the City & County of Denver and are currently licensed by the City & County of Denver. 

List of Licensed Haulers

Business Phone
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Denver 720-744-9900
5280 Waste Solutions 720-884-0300
Adams Roll Off 303-425-4606
At Your Door Special Collection 303-486-6034
BENSON'S ROLLOFF 303-650-6312
Big Ass Movers LLC 303-218-5830
Blue Bear Waste 720-500-5282
Blue Star Recyclers 719-244-4445
Box Brothers Rolloff 303-465-2000
Brooks Grease 918-836-1772
CEI 303-472-4978
Clear Intentions LLC 303-993-8221
Clutter Trucker 720-982-7856
College Hunks Hauling and Moving - Denver 515-419-5785
Colorado Cleanup 303-841-3881
Cowboy Trucking, LLC 970-376-1287
CRI Curbside Roll Off 303-343-7096
Data Destruction 303-388-3282
E.T. Technologies, Inc 303-680-9414
Elite Roll-Off Services 303-287-7800
Expert Disposal 720-363-2233
FIORE & SONS, INC 303-429-8893
Flores Transport Inc 720-985-9812
GE Johnson 719-473-5321
GFL Environmental 303-744-9881
Gone for Good 303-736-2387
Gorilla Demolition 303-697-1325
Haulaway Solid Waste and Storage 303-688-0344
Haulstar Trucking 720-385-4137
Homebuilder 720-854-4597
Iron Woman LLC 720-266-8361
J&J Trucking Inc 720-341-6511
JBS Pipeline Contractor 303-289-4354
JD Brighton Inc 720-205-4536
Junk Be Gone 720-583-0979
Junk Genius/Junk Genius Franchise Systems 303-388-7780
KEENE CONCRETE, INC. 303-227-1901
Kinetic Energy Services 970-420-1694
L.Flores Trucking LLC 303-435-5172
Lenrot Trucking LLC 303-408-1620
MA Mortensen Company 720-920-4339
Mile High Roll-off Waste Systems Inc. 303-460-1001
OD Trucking 720-252-5537
ODAA, LLC 7209342086
Orozco Trucking 303-547-5559
Performance Roll Off Systems 303-507-5428
PR Trucking 303-778-0449
RCI Disposal 303-699-6005
Redbox+of Denver Metro South 720-878-8870
Reliable Roll-off Services 720-708-3131
Republic Services Inc 720-590-4232
Robins Nest Farms 303-210-1939
Rocky Mountain Waste Systems 303-478-4717
SAM'S HAULING INC 303-984-7200
Sam's Trash Removal 303-985-2300
SEMA Construction Inc 303-627-2600
Silva Construction Inc 720-281-8347
SustainAbility 720-271-6490
Sustainable Junk Removal 720-800-5144
Techno Rescue, LLC 303-482-2207
The Trash Gurus 712-490-0373
Vigil's Roll-Off 303-618-5060
Waste Connections 303-288-2100
Waste Management of Colorado, Inc 303-486-6034
Wilderness Construction Co. 303-286-9200
Yellowbow Disposal 970-485-0169



Hauler License Application

  • To become a licensed solid waste hauler within the City & County of Denver, the information below must be provided (all haulers will apply as new in 2021): 
  • Quarterly Tonnage Data (new as of 2021) total quarterly quantities of waste collected (categorized by tons landfilled/recycled/composted, etc.), facility used 
  • Company contact information. Provide your company’s primary contact information and type of ownership. 
  • Safety information. Verify your U.S. Department of Transportation information 
  • Operations & Data. Provide vehicle description information, types of services provided, collection methods.  
  • Affidavit of True and Accurate Information: Your application must be authorized by a representative of your company. By completing the application, you are verifying that all vehicles are compliant with applicable local, state, and federal safety and inspections requirements; have required minimum insurance coverage; and all vehicles are properly licensed. 
  • Other Documents: Certificate of insurance that meets the required liability/automobile coverage per U.S. Department of Transportation requirements. For new applicants only: copy of a state ID and signed copy of Statement of lawful presence. 
  • Certificate of insurance example can be found here(PDF, 103KB).

Download the How to Apply for a License Instructions(PDF, 2MB) document for the most comprehensive information. 

Hauling License FAQs

Why does the City need a Waste Hauler License Program?

  1. To ensure safe conditions on City streets and in City neighborhoods
  2. To obtain data on how much waste is generated & diverted within the City of Denver

What does the Waste License Program do?

The Waste Hauler License Program creates a fair operating environment for all haulers by ensuring all haulers follow minimum collection safety requirements. The program will also allow the City of Denver to obtain basic data to determine trash and diversion rates city-wide.

Who does the waste hauler license apply to?

Haulers of waste, recyclables, organics, junk, construction debris, demolition debris, deconstruction debris, and bulky materials must register for a waste hauler license with the City Denver.

Can I collect and haul solid waste without a license?

It is unlawful for any person to collect or transport solid waste from within the City and County of Denver without a waste hauler license.

What are the record keeping requirements?

Haulers must maintain receipts, for a minimum of one year, from all solid waste disposal sites and management facilities where collected materials are deposited. When applying for a waste hauler license, haulers must report all solid waste collected and hauled within the City and County of Denver each quarter to ensure compliance with the license.

How often do haulers need to renew their license?

Solid waste haulers will need to renew their license each calendar year.

What is the fee for a waste hauler license?

Your total annual license fee will consist of a $25 application fee plus a company fee based on the number of vehicles your company owns. The company fee structure is outlined below:

  • 1 - 2 vehicles - $100
  • 3 - 9 vehicles - $300
  • 10 - 20 vehicles - $600
  • 21 and more vehicles - $1,200

What methods of payment are accepted by the Department of Excise and Licenses?

Licenses must be purchased through the self-service web portal by credit card.

Who enforces this ordinance?

The Director of Excise and Licenses will have the authority to issue fines, suspensions, or initiate show-cause hearings that could lead to license revocation for failure to comply with any of the restrictions set forth in ordinance, or if the licensee violates any other local or state law.

Can a license be suspended or revoked?

Yes. After an investigation and hearing, the Director of Excise and Licenses may suspend, revoke, or fine any licensee for a violation of the rule.

Who may I contact about licensing and reporting requirements?

If you have any questions regarding to your application you can contact Courtney Cotton at 303-446-3557 or DenverRecycles@DenverGov.org.

How do I submit an application?

Starting in 2021, applications must be submitted through our new self-service web portal. Stay tuned for portal access.

How will I receive my license?

After your application is approved, the Department of Excise and Licenses will email you your license. See E&L webpage.

I collect waste outside of the City and County of Denver limits, but I drive through Denver. Do I need a license?

Per Sec 48-61 Article V, you do not need a license. The licensing requirement is for haulers that collect solid waste within the City and County of Denver.

What are the hours of operation for the Department of Excise and Licenses?

Office Hours Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

No weekend hours.

Please be in lobby by 3:00 pm to be served the same day.