Prices at the South Canyon Landfill and Recycling Center are increasing by $1

A steady stream of traffic flows in and out of the South Canyon Landfill Friday west of Glenwood Springs.
Kyle Mills / Post Independent

The price to unload a 30-gallon bag of waste at the landfill and the recycling center increased by $1 when it was approved in the consent agenda at the beginning of Glenwood Springs City Council Sept. 7. 

“There’s one item here that does involve, what I consider, modest in raising fees regarding our trash at the recycle, and some other fees,” Councilor Sumner Shachter said at the meeting. “They are in the consent agenda, and my opinion and Council by consent is, they are extremely reasonable.”

Residential bags dropped at The Recycle Center and the South Canyon Landfill are now $5 each. A 5-punch card is now $25, and a 10-punch card is now $50.

Since Aug. 1, the recycling center reduced their hours to only be open on Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. due to a staff shortage, according to the website. 

The South Canyon Landfill is open 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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