The Pitkin County Landfill offers single stream recycling which means all recyclable materials are collected together. There is no need to separate your recyclables.
Drop Off Locations: Rio Grande Recycling Center, Pitkin County Landfill, Redstone Recycling Center, & Waste Management Recycling Transfer Center (Willits)
We accept textiles for recycling and reuse. Textile drop off is free. Please adhere to the following guidelines: • Place items in clear or white trash bags. • Please do not overload bags. • Please bag shoes and boots separately
It is illegal in Colorado to put electronics such as computers, printers, monitors, copiers, televisions, keyboards and computer mice into the landfill. All electronics dropped off at the Pitkin County Landfill go to a certified electronics recycler that safely breaks them down, recycles as many of the components as possible and responsibly disposes of the hazardous materials.
Note: Appliances and non-chip items like microwaves, stoves and stereo speakers, are not considered electronics.
Note: Local resale shops can not accept used electronics. Please do not take printers, computers or televisions for donation, even if they are in working order.
Mattresses are diverted from the landfill due to the difficulty in compacting and burying them. They are shipped to Denver for recycling. Box springs are still considered trash.
We are registered with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Education as a tire collection facility. Tires may not be buried in the landfill; however, they are collected here for authorized disposal and recycling.
We accept hardcover and soft cover books for reuse. Drop off books at the landfill during operating hours. There is no charge to recycle books. Phone books, magazines and catalogues should be placed into singles stream recycling.
All refrigeration and air conditioning units must have the Freon evacuated by a certified Freon removal specialist before they may be left at the landfill. Google “Freon Removal” to find a local company. See price sheet for appliance disposal fees.
We collect good, usable latex paint and reprocess it to make large batches of attractive colors. There is a $1 per gallon container processing fee to accept paint. These recycled paints are available for sale in quarts and gallons at very low prices. Visit the website for current colors and prices.
Loose scrap metal is accepted at the landfill free of charge.
For containers for home use and mail back services visit the following websites:
• SharpsDisposal.com • SharpsAssure.com
Household Hazardous Waste
Residents and conditionally exempt small businesses may bring the following to the landfill for proper disposal and recycling: