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Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (HWCF)

Current Operations

  • Opened February 4, 2000.
  • The HWCF a state-of-the-art collection facility designed to handle county residents need for year-round disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Use of the facility is FREE to all Mesa County residential households.
  • The types of hazardous materials accepted at the HWCF include, motor oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, batteries, cleaning products, furniture polishes, soaps, interior and exterior paint, stains, aerosol paints, home-use fertilizers and pesticides.
  • The HWCF provides an affordable and legal disposal/recycling option for small businesses in Mesa County. The program is fee based and requires participating businesses to register with the program.
  • Many new or near new materials have been turned in by the public for disposal or recycling and are available for reuse free of charge at the HWCF.
  • The HWCF is located within the Mesa County Solid Waste Campus, 3071 US Highway 50.
  • The HWCF is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, for residential collection. Business waste is collected by appointment.

Collection Numbers

Year

Households
Served

Pounds of Hazardous Waste

Collected

Recycled

Provided through the
Re-Use Program

2013 6,841 364,563 262,485 (72%) 38,514
2012 6,586 352,240 299,404 (85%) 21,054

2011

6,086 320,415 256,332 (80%) 22,024
2010 6,422 398,840 331,037 (83% 20,291
2009 5,988 334,365 281,703 (84%) 21,009
2008 4,730     346,022     283,738 (82%) 18,327
2007 4,578 N/A 324,000 18,000
2006 N/A 415,506 350,298 29,688
2005 4,436 360,000 N/A 36,000
Since 2000 +20,000 659,000 85% 120,000

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