Enacting regulations for hauler operations/licensing or contracting for services does not equate to a city taking over trash/recycling collection. Trash/recycling service, whether provided by multiple haulers or a single hauler requires some oversight in the interests of protecting the public health and environment. For this reason, Colorado statutes provide counties and cities with the powers to enact regulations. The Colorado Municipal League supports local governments’ legal authority to be a stakeholder in local solid waste management for residences up to 7 units. CML feels that local government actions are appropriately balanced by the rights of citizens and businesses to register complaints, submit a referendum petition and vote for elected officials.