The news scale house at the Garfield County Landfill in Rifle is officially open. The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, in winter.
Recycling can be brought over to the Garfield County Landfill on County Road 246 in Rifle starting June 8, creating a one-stop shop for residents dumping trash at the site. The recycling center on Highway 6 remains closed, as it has been since early March, when it was discovered that biohazardous waste was dumped there illegally. Recycling receptacles are being spread out at the landfill. Customers must drive through the scalehouse, show their recycling to staff and then may proceed to deposit it without charge. “Recyclables will be inspected to ensure that our loads are as clean as possible,” said
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. The county is actively working with Waste Management, which manages recycling at the site. Previously, illegally dumped medical waste had been discovered at the Recycling Center, and increased signage was placed notifying the public that it is illegal to dump that waste at the site. After the discovery of more biohazardous waste, it