Free hazardous waste disposal day at Garfield County landfill |

Free hazardous waste disposal day at Garfield County landfill

Items not accepted

Electronic waste

Compressed gas cylinders other than aerosol or propane

DEA controlled substances

Prescription drugs


Explosives or fireworks

Containers larger than 5 gallons

Radioactive waste such as smoke detectors

Medical, sharp or bio-hazardous waste

Unknown items

Garfield County residents have an opportunity Saturday to dispose of hazardous waste free of charge.

The county landfill, located at 0075 Garfield County Road 246 west of Rifle, will take household hazardous waste — such as paint, oils, insecticides and pesticides — free of charge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those wishing to dispose of hazardous materials are asked to call 970-625-2516 and schedule an appointment prior to heading out. The county asks residents seeking to take advantage of the disposal day to not mix products and, if possible, keep the materials in their originally labeled containers.

In other landfill news, Sunday marks the shift to winter hours, which are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The landfill is closed on Sundays during the winter.

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