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Landfill
Hours of Operation
Landfill:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closed Sundays and major holidays.
Fees and Accounts
Construction and Demolition Diversion Site:

* Clean Concrete- No Rebar (Approval needed before disposal) - $15.00 / ton
* Concrete with Rebar (Approval needed before disposal) - $15.00 / ton
* Clean Dimensional Lumber (Approval needed before disposal) - $15.00 / ton

* All projects must have prior approval from the Eagle County Landfill to divert material to the Construction and Demolition Diversion Site . Requests must be emailed to Landfill@eaglecounty.us 48 hours in advance of desired material delivery. The materials that are accepted at the Construction and Demolition Diversion Site located at the Eagle County Landfill are clean concrete without rebar, clean concrete with rebar (no more than 18" of rebar sticking out of the concrete), and dimensional lumber. Either of the concrete materials (without rebar or with rebar) need to be that material only. If there is any other material in the load besides concrete (ie. dirt, rock, trash, etc.), the entire load will be rejected and sent to the landfill for disposal. Dimensional lumber does not include OSB, Plywood, Particle Board, Treated Lumber, Painted Lumber, or any lumber that has had adhesives used in the manufacturing process to create that product. Essentially we are talking about 2x4s, 2x6s, pallets, etc. If there is any other material in the load besides acceptable dimensional lumber, the entire load will be rejected and sent to the landfill for disposal. The dimensional lumber can have nails, hangers, etc. in them but we don't want them to have other material attached (drywall, insulation, plywood, etc.) to them that may contaminate the load and cause us to send it to the landfill. The tipping fee for the diversion site is $15 per ton. This is greatly reduced from the normal construction and demolition debris tipping fee for the landfill of $48 per ton.

Landfill Disposal Rates:

Construction (C&D)                                     $48.00 / ton
Concrete, Dirt and Other                            $48.00 / ton
Contaminated Soil                                       $38.00/ ton
Recyclable Metal                                         $21.00 / ton
Compacted Waste                                       $39.00 / ton
Mixed Waste (household trash)                  $29.00 / ton
Landscaping Material                                  $39.00 / ton
Trees/Limbs (2 inch diameter or larger)     $21.00 / ton
Wood Chips                                                  $5.00 / load

Tires
  • Separated from trash (no rims) - passenger vehicle and smaller - $4.00 / each
  • Non-separated from trash (or on rims) - passenger vehicle and smaller - $6.00 / each
  • Oversized tires (with or without rims) - commercial vehicle and larger - $30.00 / each
Deceased critters - $10.00 / each
Non-Friable Asbestos - $48.00 / ton
Minimum charge - $6.00
Uncovered Load (additional to regular tipping fees) - $20.00

Mobile Homes
60 ft. and longer - $500.00
50 ft. - 59 ft. - $400.00
40 ft. - 49 ft. - $300.00
39 ft. and less - $250.00

Effective January 1, 2023, the State of Colorado surcharge is $1.17/ton for commercial waste, cars and vans $0.09 per vehicle, pickups and trailers $0.18 per vehicle. The surcharge is included in the disposal rates identified above. Surcharges apply to all trash/landfill items collected under C.R.S. 25-16-104.5 and 6 CCR 1007-21.7.3.

Eagle County Landfill cannot accept appliances containing Freon. Freon removal must be documented by a certified technician.

We accept cash, check, and credit card. PLEASE NOTE: There is a convenience fee associated with all credit card transactions. It is a minimum charge of $2.00, anything over $80.00 is charged 2.5%. Please make checks payable to: Eagle County Treasurer.

Accounts

For customers who frequently access the landfill, Eagle County offers a charge account with approved credit. Please contact landfill staff or download a copy of an application and billing agreement.

For current account holders you may pay your account balance online. If paying with a credit or debit card there is a minimum charge of $2.00, anything over $80.00 is charged 2.5%. Or you may pay with an electronic check which is assessed a $1.00 fee.

Free Punch Pass

Eagle County residents may dispose of up to 1600 pounds of trash and 4 tires per year by using our Free Punch Pass. To obtain a Free Punch Pass you must be able to provide 2 forms of proof of residency with physical address only. Post office boxes are not proof of residency. Free Punch Passes may be picked up at the landfill office during normal business hours Monday through Saturday.

        Free Punch Pass Rules

  • Card is not for commercial use.
  • Limit one card per household, per calendar year.
  • Card must be shown upon entering landfill. (No card - No free access)
  • Lost or misplaced cards will not be replaced.
  • Normal restrictions apply for toxic and hazardous waste.
  • Card is only good for 1600 lbs. of trash and 4 tires, if these are exceeded you will be charged accordingly.
  • If you've moved within Eagle County, you may update your punch pass by bringing proof of new address. We will not issue another pass if you were already issued one for your old address

For more information on obtaining a free pass, please call 970-328-3470 ext. 1

Local Senior Citizens

Eagle County Solid Waste and Recycling will waive tipping fees for resident senior citizens (age 65 or older) for disposing their own residential waste* at the landfill and household hazardous waste facility. Seniors are required to accompany the load for this fee waiver. For more information, please call 970-328-3470, ext. 1.

*Residential waste is defined as waste collected within the residence, e.g., trash, furniture, etc. This waiver does not include concrete or construction debris. No dump trucks, end dumps, roll-offs will be covered by this waiver.
Directions
Directions to the Landfill
815 Ute Creek
Wolcott, CO 81655

From Vail or Denver
Take I-70 West
Take Wolcott exit (#157)
Right to Hwy 6
Left on Hwy 6
Right on Hwy 131
Go north for 2 miles
Right at Landfill sign

From Gypsum or Airport
Take Hwy 6 East to Eagle
Through roundabout
North on Eby Creek Road
Right on I-70 going East
Take Wolcott exit (#157)
Left to Hwy 6
Left on Hwy 6
Right on Hwy 131
Go north for 2 miles
Right at Landfill sign

From Glenwood Springs or Grand Junction
Take I-70 East
Take Wolcott exit (#157)
Left to Hwy 6
Left on Hwy 6
Right on Hwy 131
Go north for 2 miles
Right at Landfill sign
Acceptable Waste
Acceptable Waste : The landfill accepts typical non-hazardous residential and commercial solid waste; e.g., household trash, appliances (refrigerant containing appliances must be Freon-free), tires, construction/demolition debris, etc.

Unacceptable Waste: The landfill cannot accept waste containing free liquids of any type; wastes which are considered toxic or hazardous by definition or characterization; or unknown wastes. Questions regarding acceptable waste should be directed to landfill staff at 970-328-3470 ext. 1.
Policies
Drop N' Swap Area

This is an area where all Landfill users can drop-off items that still work, are in good condition, or can be re-used by someone else. All fees are still applicable for items dropped off. There is NO fee to pick items up. The Drop N' Swap area is located directly east of the scale house, please see the scale attendant for more information.

Freon Removal Policy

All refrigerant-containing appliances brought to the landfill for disposal must have verification from a certified technician that the proper evacuation of CFCs has occurred. This requirement is in accordance with the 1990 Clean Air Act which recognized the impact of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) to the ozone layer of the atmosphere. Most appliance dealers have certified technicians on staff or you can call the landfill office at 970-328-3470 ext. 1 for more information.

Uncovered Load Policy

Colorado state laws require that all vehicles secure loads to prevent spilling loads onto roadways. Therefore, the landfill requires that all vehicles entering onto the premises have loads covered or secured or be charged an extra fee of $20 in addition to normal disposal charges. We ask that you help keep our roadways clean by properly covering your load.

Per Colorado Model Traffic Code 14-1407(1): No vehicles shall be driven or moved on any highway unless such vehicle is constructed or loaded or the load thereof securely covered to prevent an of its load from blowing, dumping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping therefrom; except that material may be dropped for the purpose of securing traction or water or other substance may be sprinkled on a roadway in cleaning or maintaining such roadway.

Examples of uncovered or unsecured loads are:

  • Loads containing tree branches that are not securely tied down or covered with a tarp.
  • Loads containing bags of trash that are not securely tired down or covered with a tarp.
  • Loads containing small loose debris that are not covered with a tarp.
  • Any load that has the potential to be blown out while in transport must be securely tied down or covered with a tarp.
High Wind Policy

The landfill will close during periods of high winds for safety and to prevent the occurrence of windblown litter. According to the State of Colorado Regulations Pertaining to Solid Waste Disposal Sites and Facilities, “Sites and facilities shall have a minimum of windblown debris. The facility shall cease operations during periods when high wind warnings are verified on-site.” High wind warning means that sustained winds of forty miles per hour (40 MPH) or greater, or gusts of fifty-five miles per hour (55 MPH) or greater, are expected to persist for one hour or longer, as defined by the National Weather Service.

Typically these conditions occur in the springtime when weather patterns are changing: however, they can occur at any time as storm fronts move through the area. If closure due to wind is imminent, the landfill will contact major waste haulers and notify them of the situation.

Mobile Home Acceptance for Disposal Procedure Concern

Mobile homes slated for demolition or landfill disposal may contain Asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACM) along with Freon-Containing devices. ACM may be friable asbestos which is prohibited from landfill disposal at Eagle County Landfill. In order to address these concerns and remain in compliance with local, state and federal regulations, the following procedure must be followed before any mobile home is accepted for disposal:

  • The demo contractor or person or entity that plans to transport a mobile home to the landfill for disposal is required to obtain a State of Colorado Demolition Permit. The application form can be found and downloaded on the Asbestos Compliance Assistance Group’s website.
  • To obtain a State Demolition Permit the mobile home must be inspected for Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) and Freon-Containing devices by a state licensed asbestos inspector. A list of certified inspectors and contractors is available on the Asbestos Compliance Assistance Group’s website. Also, one can check the Yellow Pages under “Asbestos Removal & Abatement Services”. If no ACM or Freon-Containing devices are found the appropriate items on the Demolition Permit Application Form are completed and then submitted to the state for a demolition permit. There are no local (Eagle County) permits which must be obtained other than the title must accompany the mobile home to the landfill if approved for disposal. If ACM or Freon-Containing devices are discovered, then abatement must be completed by a state licensed abatement contractor before the state will issue a demolition permit.
  • In any event the Demolition Permit Application Form must be completed and submitted to the state to obtain a Demolition Permit.

             In short

  • Notify landfill of plans to dispose of mobile home.
  • Obtain State of Colorado Demolition Permit Application Form
  • Have mobile home inspected for asbestos containing material and Freon-Containing devices;
  • If nothing found, complete application form and submit to state for demo permit;
  • If ACM found, abatement must be completed;
  • If Freon-Containing devices found, Freon must be removed by certified technician;
  • After all abatement activities have been completed, complete application form and submit to state for demo permit;
  • Provide copies of all above documentation to Eagle County Landfill for disposal approval.
  • Provide title to mobile home to Eagle County Landfill.
If all procedures have been followed, paperwork properly completed, demolition permit issued and title to mobile home is readily available, disposal will be approved. Fees for mobile home disposal are as follows (fees are based upon length of mobile home):

<40 feet - $250 each
40 feet to 50 feet - $300 each
50 feet to 60 feet - $400 each
>60 feet - $500 each

For inquiries regarding this procedure, please contact the landfill staff at 970-328-3470 ext. 1.

No Scavenging Policy

Purpose of the policy:

To maintain a safe and healthy work environment for employees, commercial disposal staff and citizens using the Eagle County Landfill site.

       Policy

The following are not allowed:

  • Scavenging, salvaging, receiving or removing any material which has been accepted at the landfill for disposal or recycling (i.e., merchandise, foods, metals, wires, trailers, etc.).
  • Selling for personal gain any material that could be recovered and sold through the recycling programs.
  • Entering the landfill after working hours or off-the-clock to engage in scavenging.

Materials that can be safely removed or sorted from trash shall be placed in a designated location for future recycling through the Eagle County Material Recycling Facility (MRF) or standard recycling processes currently established at the landfill. Violation of this county policy may be punishable up to and including termination of employment or loss of use of, and access to, the landfill site.

Waiver of Tipping Fees

At the Landfill:

Eagle County departments receive a $1,000 credit at the beginning of the year for disposal. Once a department exceeds this $1,000 disposal credit, they will be charged regular rates for disposal. At the end of each calendar year, any unused portion of the $1,000 credit will NOT be rolled over into the next year.

Eagle County private non-profit organizations may request a punch card (identical to the residential punch card) for up to 1,600 pounds per year of free disposal. Once they exceed 1,600 pounds (and 4 tires); they will be charged regular rates for disposal. Private non-profit organizations will be required to submit proof of non-profit status.

Public non-profit organizations (like towns, schools and adopt-a-highway organizations) may request a $1,000 credit at the beginning of the year for disposal. Once they exceed the$1,000 disposal credit, they will be charged regular rates for disposal. At the end of each calendar year, any unused portion of the $1,000 credit will NOT be rolled over into the next year.

The Eagle County residential punch card program has not changed.

The Eagle County senior citizen policy of free disposal has not changed.

At the Household Hazardous Waste Facility:

Eagle County departments will continue to be provided free disposal.

Businesses, private non-profit organizations and public non-profit organizations (like towns, schools and adopt-a-highway organizations) will be charged for disposal, as is the practice now. The only exception is that businesses and non-profit organizations may bring in residential batteries and fluorescent bulbs, provided they do not charge for this service and they must transport the items to the county's HHW facility at their own expense.

BLM Land Tipping Fee Waiver

Volunteers wishing to clean up BLM property will receive a landfill tipping fee waiver with the following conditions:

  • Materials must be collected and transported to the Eagle County Landfill at the expense of the volunteer.
  • Waiver of tipping fees at the Eagle County Landfill will be limited to $1,000 per clean up event.
  • Volunteers are required to provide before and after photographs to the Eagle County Solid Waste & Recycling Department.
  • Site inspections will be performed by Eagle County Solid Waste & Recycling staff when necessary.
  • The site in question must be located within Eagle County.
  • Each clean up event must have prior approval from the Eagle County Solid Waste & Recycling Department.
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