Beginning in January 2019, individuals can now donate clothes, shoes, and other household textiles at the South Canyon Landfil in the USAgain collection bins.
  • All items deposited in the collection bins must be clean, dry, and tied in a plastic bag. A sturdy plastic bag protects the items from dirt and simplifies handling.
  • Accepted items include clothes, shoes, and house textiles (tablecloths, towels, bedding, blankets, etc.). regardless of condition.
  • Unacceptable items include mattresses, furniture, appliances, carpet, and trash.


Beginning November 2018, the South Canyon Landfill will accept cardboard donations for septage and grease composting during normal hours of operation.

Recycle Center

Beginning February 28th, 2017, the 
South Canyon Landfill will begin accepting recyclable goods.  The recycle drop off location can be reached by traveling 2.6 miles westward on I-70, getting off at Exit 111 via South Canyon.  Once off the exit, travel 1.3 miles south on County Road 134 until you reach the Landfill.  The recycle drop off location is marked with a sign on the left.

Waste Tipping Fees

Only cash or checks are accepted. Credit cards are not accepted.
  1. General Waste
  2. Tires
  3. Electronics & Televisions
  4. Printers & Microwaves
 Material Type
 Tipping Fee
Municipal Solid Waste $40 / ton*
Residential/Mixed $0.02 / pound*
Construction/Demolition $48 / ton*
Concrete, clean (no rebar or mesh) $20 / ton*
Concrete, dirty (with rebar or mesh) $40 / ton*
Contaminated Soil** $52 / ton*
Brush and Wood (separated) $ 3.20 / cubic yard*
Metal Appliances**** $10 / each*
Other Recyclable Metal (separated) $20 / ton*
Large Animal (elk, cow, etc - over 300 lbs) $12 / each*
Medium Animal (deer, etc - up to 300 lbs) $10 / each*
Small Animal (dog, cat, etc - up to 100 lbs) $8 / each*
Yard Waste and clean fill No charge
Non-friable asbestos*** $50 / ton*
Septic Sludge $0.20 / gallon*
Car Wash Sludge $0.25 / gallon*
Grease Sludge $0.25 / gallon*
Sludge $45 / cubic yard*
Minimum Charge $8*
Each Uncovered load (added to regular fees) $20*


  • * Indicates State User Fee
  • ** Indicates citizen must follow Special Waste Protocol. Please call for information
  • *** Indicates Only non-friable asbestos accepted and must follow Special Waste Protocol
  • **** Required documentation

Required Documentation

South Canyon Landfill requires documentation of refrigerant removal before it can accept any refrigeration unit. Documentation must be signed by a certified technician and it must have the serial number of the unit on it. Listed below are a few businesses that may remove freon:
  • Cars Auto Salvage: 970-625-1477
  • Aspen to Vail Appliance Service: 970-963-2146
  • Barksdale's: 970-945-5635
  • Mountain Valley Appliance: 970-876-5559
  • Corrigan's Refrigeration: 970-945-8595
  • Green Zone Recycling: 970-876-5941

Toxic or Hazardous Waste

No toxic or hazardous waste is accepted. This includes, but is not limited to, paint, thinners, oil, herbicides, or pesticides. The Pitkin County Solid Waste Center will accept these materials by appointment.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The City of Glenwood Springs offers a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event each April (the Saturday closest to Earth Day).This service will be free, for most items, to people living within the City limits of Glenwood Springs. People living outside the city limits of the City of Glenwood Springs will be charged a $20.00 fee for the first 5 gallons and $2.00 per gallon for additional. Contractors and Commercial Painters can bring Latex paint to recycle for $3.00 per gal.

There is a limit of 10 gallons of paint for no fee over the limit will be charged $2.00 / gal.. Please NO containers larger than 5 gal.

The HHW collection event is by appointment only.