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Recycling Locations

16550 Hwy 285
Salida, CO  81201


Monday - Saturday
8 am - 3:30 pm

No vehicles allowed after 
3:30 pm.
  All loads must be
unloaded by 4 pm


Chaffee County Landfill

Chaffee County continues to focus on the recycling needs and waste diversion opportunities for our communities as we plan for long-term solutions. Your input will help inform this important initiative and help us prolong the lifespan of our landfill and keep recyclables out of the waste stream.

Chaffee residents - please take 5 minutes to complete the anonymous survey to help with this effort:

Respondents will be entered to win a $50 gift card

In partnership with GARNA Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, Town of Buena Vista, City of Salida, and Poncha Springs.

For the past several years the County Landfill has hosted a free dump day.  As of today,  there is none scheduled for 2021.

The Chaffee County Landfill is located off of Highway 285 approximately eleven miles north of Salida and 14 miles south of the Town of Buena Vista.  Many County residents contract with private haulers to pick up and dispose of household trash. 

See Landfill Fees for general operating and fees associated with the operation of the landfill.

The Chaffee County Landfill recycles electronics, also known as "e-waste".  Click on the link above for rates and items accepted.

Payment is expected at time of services.  Credit cards, Cash or local checks only.  Charge accounts may be set up for businesses by filling out an application (Credit Application for County Landfill).  Please include fax numbers for all references; references are checked and applications will not be approved until references clear.  Applicant will be notified by phone or fax upon approval or denial of application.  Submit all credit applications to Chaffee County Waste Disposal, Accounts Receivable, PO Box 699, Salida, CO 81201 or email to; note it's a credit application on the subject line.   

Chaffee County Landfill Wind Closure Policy

 In accordance with Colorado regulations, the Chaffee County Landfill will cease accepting refuse during the following conditions:

1. When sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (measured at 5 to 10 minute intervals) are measured for a 30 minute duration. The Landfill will open when winds are measured at less than 35 miles per hour for 15 minutes.

2. When wind gusts equal or exceed 55 miles per hour. Customers will be detained at the gate until the gust subsides.

3. As otherwise deemed necessary by Chaffee County to prevent nuisance conditions as required by regulations.

Chaffee County will use on-site wind monitoring devices to determine the wind strength and duration. Wind speed readings will be logged in a notebook at 5 to 10 minute intervals to substantiate 1 & 2 above. Number 3 above also applies if the wind monitoring device goes down.

Local Radio Stations will be contacted immediately with all closings and re-openings.

County Administration will be contacted before a closure is implemented.

Shannon Wilcox
Landfill Manager

Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable

Please note: The Landfill is closed on County Holiday dates.




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