The Garfield County Landfill is offering a coupon for $15 off one load during April. The coupon is valid April 1 – 30, and must be presented at time of payment or can be registered at the gate. The coupon is available to residents of Garfield County, and absolutely no hazardous or liquid wastes are accepted. Please separate metal, fencing, wire, Freon-free appliances, bicycles, lawnmowers, tires, wood, brush, electronic waste, and unbagged yard waste.
The Garfield County Landfill near Rifle saw a steady rise in business in the second quarter of 2022, leading to more than $72,000 in increased revenues over the same quarter in 2021. Much of the increase stems from an upswing in metal recycling revenue this year over the same time in 2020, despite receiving less tonnage (867 vs. 518 tons, respectively), accounting for $49,649 due to increased value of the material. During the second quarter, the landfill served 8,366 customers, up from 7,866 in 2021, collecting more than 9,239 tons of trash. Septic disposal also increased in the second quarter
The Garfield County Landfill west of Rifle was expected to be closed the remainder of April 22, 2022 due to high winds occurring. State regulations require that landfills close during periods of high winds. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning until 6 pm, April 22 for the De Beque to Silt corridor, indicating that winds may gust up to 60 mph. Sustained southwest winds are expected at 25-35 mph. The Garfield County Landfill is currently experiencing gusts up to 50 mph this afternoon. The weather service projected additional impacts may include downed trees or limbs, power lines,
The Garfield County Landfill has seen steady business over the past couple years, despite the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The landfill saw 39,065 tons of waste deposited by 26,910 customers in 2021 compared to 36,630 tons dropped off by 26,622 customers in 2020. The county’s popular e-waste recycling program earned $30,474 last year, and the septic treatment program brought in 1,704,063 gallons of waste, equating to $362,669 in collected revenues. “We are the least-expensive option around to dispose of e-waste at this time,” said Garfield County Landfill Manager Deb Fiscus. “We’ve just started partnering with Blue Star
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
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. – 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. The award was recently announced at the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC) engineering excellence awards banquet in Denver. The county’s biological treatment facility for petroleum-contaminated soils (PCS) utilizes biopiles that promote aerobic biodegration of hydrocarbons in the soil. The system also destroys volatile organic compounds (VOCs) through filters before they can escape into the air. The facility went online in June 2016, and receives
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – The City of Glenwood Springs landfill will be closed on Wednesday after a side-arm garbage truck slid off the South Canyon Road on Monday, and rolled roughly 70 feet down a steep embankment before coming to rest in South Canyon Creek. The driver survived and managed to climb back up to the road, which will also be closed to traffic on Wednesday for towing operations. The driver sustained “bumps and bruises” but otherwise escaped relatively unscathed, according to Shawn Parsons, fleet maintenance manager for Mountain Waste and Recycling, Inc., which owns the truck. Colorado River Fire
GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Residents of Garfield County can get a head start on spring cleanup by getting rid of toxic and hazardous waste items from their homes, garages and workshops. The West Garfield County Landfill has scheduled its first spring hazardous waste event, and has just begun planning to hold these events twice annually. The event is Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, from 9 am to 3 pm both days. It is at the West Garfield County Landfill on Anvil Points Road, at 0075 County Road 246, near Rifle. It is for residential customers and Conditionally Exempt
Rifle, CO – Garfield County has constructed and will manage a new facility on land owned by the City of Rifle for residents to deposit recyclable items. The facility is located between Rifle and the west Rifle exit on Highway 6. “We are really excited to see the recycle bins installed,” said Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson. “This will be a great resource in Garfield County for our residents to recycle.” The center was created in response to resident requests for such a facility. The center is now accepting co-mingled glass beverage containers of all colors, recyclable plastics numbered 1-7,