Assessor Property Record Search Outage

Assessor's property record search will be down 5 p.m. Oct. 20 until 8 a.m. Oct. 23.

The Assessor's Office property record search application will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 until approximately 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23. This outage is to allow for system maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience the outage may cause.  

Solid Waste & Recycling

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-3470
    Fax: 970-328-3466

    Solid Waste and Recycling
    P.O. Box 473
    Wolcott, CO  81655-0473 

    815 Ute Creek Road
    Wolcott, CO  81655 

    landfill@eaglecounty.us 
      

        


Policies

Drop N' Swap Area
This is an area where all Landfill users can drop-off items that still work, are in good condition, or can be re-used by someone else.  All fees are still applicable for items dropped off.  There is NO fee to pick items up.  The Drop N' Swap area is located directly east of the scale house, please see the scale attendant for more information.

Freon Removal Policy
All refrigerant-containing appliances brought to the landfill for disposal must have verification from a certified technician that the proper evacuation of CFCs has occurred. This requirement is in accordance with the 1990 Clean Air Act which recognized the impact of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) to the ozone layer of the atmosphere. Most appliance dealers have certified technicians on staff or you can call the landfill office at 970-328-3470 ext. 3 for more information.

Uncovered Load Policy
Colorado state laws require that all vehicles secure loads to prevent spilling loads onto roadways. Therefore, the landfill requires that all vehicles entering onto the premises have loads covered or secured or be charged an extra fee of $20 in addition to normal disposal charges. We ask that you help keep our roadways clean by properly covering your load. 

Per Colorado Model Traffic Code 14-1407(1): No vehicles shall be driven or moved on any highway unless such vehicle is constructed or loaded or the load thereof securely covered to prevent an of its load from blowing, dumping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping therefrom; except that material may be dropped for the purpose of securing traction or water or other substance may be sprinkled on a roadway in cleaning or maintaining such roadway.

Examples of uncovered or unsecured loads are:

  • Loads containing tree branches that are not securely tied down or covered with a tarp.
  • Loads containing bags of trash that are not securely tired down or covered with a tarp.
  • Loads containing small loose debris that are not covered with a tarp.
  • Any load that has the potential to be blown out while in transport must be securely tied down or covered with a tarp.
High Wind Policy
The landfill will close during periods of high winds to prevent the occurrence of windblown litter. According to the State of Colorado Regulations Pertaining to Solid Waste Disposal Sites and Facilities, “Sites and facilities shall have a minimum of windblown debris. The facility shall cease operations during periods when high wind warnings are verified on-site.” High wind warning means that sustained winds of forty miles per hour (40 MPH) or greater, or gusts of fifty-five miles per hour (55 MPH) or greater, are expected to persist for one hour or longer, as defined by the National Weather Service.

Typically these conditions occur in the springtime when weather patterns are changing: however, they can occur at any time as storm fronts move through the area. If closure due to wind is imminent, the landfill will contact major waste haulers and notify them of the situation.

Mobile Home Acceptance for Disposal Procedure Concern
Mobile homes slated for demolition or landfill disposal may contain asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACM) along with freon-containing devices. ACM may be friable asbestos which is prohibited from landfill disposal at Eagle County Landfill. In order to address these concerns and remain in compliance with local, state and federal regulations, the following procedure must be followed before any mobile home is accepted for disposal:

1. The demo contractor or person or entity that plans to transport a mobile home to the landfill for disposal is required to obtain a State of Colorado Demolition Permit. The application form can be found and downloaded on the Asbestos Compliance Assistance Group’s website.

2. To obtain a State Demolition Permit the mobile home must be inspected for Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) and freon-containing devices by a state licensed asbestos inspector. A list of certified inspectors and contractors is available on the Asbestos Compliance Assistance Group’s website. Also, one can check the Yellow Pages under “Asbestos Removal & Abatement Services”. If no ACM or freon-containing devices are found the appropriate items on the Demolition Permit Application Form are completed and then submitted to the state for a demolition permit. There are no local (Eagle County) permits which must be obtained other than the title must accompany the mobile home to the landfill if approved for disposal. If ACM or freon-containing devices are discovered, then abatement must be completed by a state licensed abatement contractor before the state will issue a demolition permit.

3. In any event the Demolition Permit Application Form must be completed and submitted to the state to obtain a Demolition Permit.

In short:

1. Notify landfill of plans to dispose of mobile home.
2. Obtain State of Colorado Demolition Permit Application Form
- Have mobile home inspected for asbestos containing material and freon-
containing devices;
- If nothing found, complete application form and submit to state for demo permit;
- If ACM found, abatement must be completed;
- If freon-containing devices found, freon must be removed by certified
technician;
- After all abatement activities have been completed, complete application form
and submit to state for demo permit;
3. Provide copies of all above documentation to Eagle County Landfill for disposal approval.
4. Provide title to mobile home to Eagle County Landfill.

If all procedures have been followed, paperwork properly completed, demolition permit issued and title to mobile home is readily available, disposal will be approved. Fees for mobile home disposal are as follows (fees are based upon length of mobile home):

<40 feet:                 $250 each
40 feet to 50 feet: $300 each
50 feet to 60 feet: $400 each
>60 feet:                 $500 each

For inquiries regarding this procedure, please contact the landfill staff at 970-328-3470 ext. 3.

No Scavenging Policy
Purpose of the policy:   

To maintain a safe and healthy work environment for employees, commercial disposal staff and citizens using the Eagle County Landfill site.

Policy
The following are not allowed:

  1. Scavenging, salvaging, receiving or removing any material which has been accepted at the landfill for disposal or recycling (i.e., merchandise, foods, metals, wires, trailers, etc.).
  2. Selling for personal gain any material that could be recovered and sold through the recycling programs.
  3. Entering the landfill after working hours or off-the-clock to engage in scavenging.

Materials that can be safely removed or sorted from trash shall be placed in a designated location for future recycling through the Eagle County Material Recycling Facility (MRF) or standard recycling processes currently established at the landfill. Violation of this county policy may be punishable up to and including termination of employment or loss of use of, and access to, the landfill site. 

Waiver of Tipping Fees
The following departmental policy on waiver of tipping fees will become effective July 1, 2013

At the Landfill: Eagle County departments will be given a $1,000 credit at the beginning of the year for disposal.  Once a department exceeds this $1,000 disposal credit, they will be charged regular rates for disposal.  At the end of each calendar year, any unused portion of the $1,000 credit will NOT be rolled over into the next year.

Eagle County private non-profit organizations will be given a punch card (identical to the residential punch card) for up to 1,600 pounds per year of free disposal.  Once they exceed 1,600 pounds (and 4 tires); they will be charged regular rates for disposal.  Private non-profit organizations will be required to submit proof of non-profit status.

Public non-profit organizations (like towns, schools and adopt-a-highway organizations) will be given a $1,000 credit at the beginning of the year for disposal.  Once they exceed the$1,000 disposal credit, they will be charged regular rates for disposal. At the end of each calendar year, any unused portion of the $1,000 credit will NOT be rolled over into the next year.

The Eagle County residential punch card program will not change.

The Eagle County senior citizen policy of free disposal will not change.

At the Household Hazardous Waste Facility: Eagle County departments will continue to be provided free disposal.

Businesses, private non-profit organizations and public non-profit organizations (like towns, schools and adopt-a-highway organizations) will be charged for disposal, as is the practice now.  The only exception is that businesses and non-profit organizations may bring in residential batteries and fluorescent bulbs, provided they do not charge for this service and they must transport the items to the county's HHW facility at their own expense. 

BLM Land Tipping Fee Waiver

Volunteers wishing to clean up BLM property will receive a landfill tipping fee waiver with the following conditions:

  1. Materials must be collected and transported to the Eagle County Landfill at the expense of the volunteer.
  2. Waiver of tipping fees at the Eagle County Landfill will be limited to $1,000 per clean up event.
  3. Volunteers are required to provide before and after photographs to the Eagle County Solid Waste & Recycling Department.
  4. Site inspections will be performed by Eagle County Solid Waste & Recycling staff when necessary.
  5. The site in question must be located within Eagle County.
  6. Each clean up event must have prior approval from the Eagle County Solid Waste & Recycling Department.