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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

About the Chaffee County Landfill

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 Chaffee 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

The Chaffee County Landfill is required to pause operations and close the facility when conditions warrant it, including times of excessive winds that are detected by on-site instruments and/or verified by the National Weather Service.

The safety of landfill customers and employees is very important to Chaffee County Landfill, and conditions are constantly monitored. If the area has increased risk due to high winds or other inclement conditions such as lightning, the facility will close.

If it is a windy or stormy day, customers are advised to call the Landfill at 719.539.3738 before visiting to confirm the facility is open and operating.

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.

2. When wind gusts equal or exceed 55 miles per hour that are expected to persist.

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

Chaffee County will use on-site wind monitoring devices to determine the wind strength and duration in evaluating whether facility closure is required.

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

County Administration will be contacted before a closure is implemented.

Chaffee County Landfill will not reopen on days of high wind-related closures due the impacts of wind-blown materials, including the cost of labor and materials required to manage debris.

Landfill crew will remain on premises during closures.

Chaffee County Awarded $4 EPA SWIFR Grant for Recycling Facility

Shannon Wilcox
Landfill Manager

Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable

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




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