Garfield County Recycling Center closed
The Garfield County Recycling Center along Highway 6 in Rifle is closed until further notice, following the discovery of biohazardous waste that was illegally dumped at the site. Rather than risk exposure to the public, the county decided the safest way forward was to close the facility.
Discounted landfill coupon
Garfield County residents can now register for one coupon for $15 off a load at the Garfield County Landfill. This coupon is valid only at the landfill located at 0075 County Road 246 in Rifle. Only one coupon per household each year.
Winter: 8 am to 4 pm, six days a week – Monday – Saturday (Landfill is closed on Sundays October through March.)
Please note that dead animals must be delivered to the scale house by 3 p.m. Customers are required to be unloaded by 4 p.m.
The landfill will be closed on Garfield County designated holidays.
Earth Day poster contest winners
The Garfield County Landfill received some amazing submissions for this year’s Earth Day poster contest. The designs were all very creative and well-thought-out. The grand prize winning artist, Erilla Mojario Sanchez, a sixth-grader at Glenwood Middle School, received a $100 gift card. Other winning contestants received framed copies of their art work, as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons.
Landfill earns innovation award
The Garfield County Landfill has received the 2018 state of Colorado Grand Conceptor Award for an innovative treatment facility that decontaminates soil that has been exposed to petroleum products.
Hazardous waste collection
A hazardous waste collection is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Garfield County Landfill in Rifle. Please keep all waste in its originally labeled container, and don’t mix products together. Waste that is not accepted includes electronics; compressed gas cylinders (other than aerosol or propane); controlled substances or prescription drugs; containers larger than five gallons; radioactive materials; or anything medical, sharp, or biohazardous. Schedule an appointment at (970) 625-2516.
Tipping fee increase
Tipping fees at the Garfield County Landfill are increasing on Jan. 1, 2018. The cut/bulk tire rate is rising to $89 per ton, and fluorescent bulbs cost $0.50 apiece. The increased costs allow the landfill to continue offering all of its services.
Drop off e-waste at the county’s Road and Bridge location on Highway 82 the second Thursday every month from 1 – 3 p.m. E-waste is also collected at the Garfield County Landfill near Rifle during business hours.
Winter hours at the Garfield County Landfill began October 1. The facility is open from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday in winter.
- Vehicles accessing the landfill must weigh in and out.
- Please be aware of and courteous to people and activities going on around you.
- Take turns pulling onto scale.
- There are stop signs at each end of the scale, stop here and wait for the green signal light to onto the scale.
- Drive onto and off the scale slowly, avoiding sudden jerks or abrupt halts to the scale.
Garfield County Landfill Plan
Strategic Solid Waste Management Plan
adopted June 2, 2014
Garfield County Landfill
Garfield County operates the Garfield County Landfill, west of Rifle on County Road 246 (Anvil Points Road). Call 970-625-2516 for more information.
The South Canyon Landfill near Glenwood Springs is not associated with Garfield County or the Garfield County Landfill. It is located at the South Canyon exit of I-70, and is managed by the City of Glenwood Springs. Please call 970-945-5375 for more information on this landfill or visit the South Canyon Landfill website.
At the West Rifle exit, proceed to Hwy 6 west, approximately 3.5 miles.
At the Rulison exit, proceed to Hwy 6 east approximately 2 miles.
From Hwy 6, turn north onto Anvil Point Rd (County Rd 246).
Proceed north on Anvil Point Road for approximately 1 mile.
Turn east on first paved road.
Garfield County landfill is a non-hazardous solid waste disposal facility. The landfill has policies in place to ensure the safe and efficient operation of landfill functions. Fees are based upon weight with the exceptions of certain items that are charged individually.
The Garfield County Landfill is an important public asset and public service operated by the Board of County Commissioners as a self-sustaining enterprise.
The Landfill operates with best management practices and sound business judgment, using the Solid Waste Disposal Fund prudently for its capital needs.