Eagle County services restricting in person interactions


In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Eagle County government will be providing services via phone and/or online services and restricting in person interactions until April 8, 2020, when these precautions will be reevaluated. All essential county services are still being provided and contact information and on-line services can be accessed at https://www.eaglecounty.us/Administration/News/Eagle_County_Government_Services_Restricting_in_person_interations/

Solid Waste & Recycling

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  • 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 
      

        

Solid Waste & Recycling

The landfill provides a solid waste facility for Eagle County residents and an environmentally safe containment area for all acceptable refuse while ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and county regulations.

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Solid Waste Disposal - Eagle County owns and operates the landfill through its Facilities Department.  The Landfill team is comprised of eight individuals who oversee the entire operation (Scale House, Landfill, and Construction and Demolition Diversion Site).  The landfill provides a solid waste facility for Eagle County residents and an environmentally safe containment area for all acceptable refuse while insuring compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.

Household Hazardous Waste & Very Small Quantity Generator Program (VSQG) Facility
- The primary goal of the Eagle County Household Hazardous Waste Program is to provide the residents of the county with a safe, convenient, and free method of disposal for their household hazardous waste. This will have the benefit of preventing hazardous materials from entering the landfill. It will also help to reduce contamination in surface and ground water, and protect sanitation workers, children, and animals from the dangers of improper disposal of household hazardous waste. The goal of the Eagle County VSQG will be to assist local businesses in disposing of their hazardous wastes in a safe, timely, and more economical manner.  This will also have the benefit of reducing or eliminating improper disposal of household hazardous waste in the Eagle County landfill.

Material Recovery Facility- The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) began operations in January 2010. This facility is designed to process, for market, the dual stream materials collected in Eagle County and adjoining jurisdictions. Having this facility in place and operational removes the barrier to our local recycling programs of distance-to-market. Collected materials are separated, baled and prepared for direct shipment to end users. The facility utilizes both automated and manual sorting techniques to separate glass; steel/tin containers;  #1 PET through #7 plastic containers; and aluminum beverage containers.  In addition, newspaper and corrugated cardboard are also processed. This facility is owned and operated by Eagle County.