Sustainable Communities

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-8766

    Sustainable Communities
    P.O. Box 850
    500 Broadway
    Eagle, Colorado 81631-0850 

    sustainable@eaglecounty.us


     

     


Waste Reduction and Recycling

Every day, over 200 tons of waste is delivered to the Eagle County Landfill for recycling or disposal. According to a waste study completed in 2009, approximately 60% of these materials are potentially recyclable or compostable. Our local recycle rate (currently estimated at approximately 20 percent) is below the national average of 34 percent, and Eagle County is actively working with community partners to improve.

Eagle County's facilities help to make waste reduction and recycling simple and affordable for residents:

Eagle County Landfill -  Fees are collected at the scale for household trash, construction waste, tires, and soils. The fees collected at the landfill help support the various different recycling programs that the Solid Waste and Recycling department has to offer the citizens of Eagle County to include the Household Hazardous Waste program and the Recycling program.

Community Recycle Centers - Free drop-off by residents in Eagle, Gypsum, Edwards, Avon, Vail, and Red Cliff. Materials collected include paper (office paper, newspaper, magazines, junk mail) corrugated cardboard, and comingled bottles and cans (steel cans, aluminum cans, plastics #1-7, glass bottles and jars) 

Drop N' Swap Area (located at landfill, east side of scale house) - Items that still work, are in good condition, or can be re-used by someone else are accepted for the regular tipping fee.  There is NO fee to pick items up.  Please see the scale attendant for more information.

Materials Recovery Facility (located at entrance to landfill) - No tipping fee for waste haulers who deliver recyclables to the facility. Materials are sorted, baled, and hauled directly from the MRF to various different mills depending on the material and the market conditions.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility (located at landfill) - Facility accepts electronic waste, automotive fluids, batteries, paint related products, cleaning products, medicines, beauty products, and lawn products.

For questions and information on current fees, please visit the Solid Waste and Recycling pages.

Please email us at sustainable@eaglecounty.us to share your improvement ideas.