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 Compost & Mulch Sale 2017
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FREE DAY Schedule - Mesa County Landfill and Transfer Stations
 

 UNTARPED AND UNSECURED LOADS WILL BE TURNED AWAY!

In support of spring cleanup efforts throughout Mesa County, the Board of County Commissioners is sponsoring a FREE DAY of garbage disposal at the Mesa County Landfill, as well as the Molina, Fruita, Gateway and DeBeque Transfer Stations.  FREE DAY exceptions include tire disposal, electronic waste, appliances containing refrigerants and commercially hauled materials.  These items are not part of the Free Day program and their disposal will be subject to normal tipping fees.  Electronic waste is accepted for a fee of $0.42 per pound at the Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.
  

Location

Date            

Hours

 Gateway Transfer Station April 1, 2017    9:00am-2:00pm
 Mesa County Landfill                           April 8, 2017    8:00am-4:30pm
 DeBeque Transfer Station  April 22, 2017     9:00am-2:00pm 
 Fruita Transfer Station                     April 29, 2017     9:00am-5:00pm
 Molina Transfer Station May 6, 2017    9:00am-5:00am

ALL WASTE MATERIALS ENTERING THE LANDFILL OR TRANSFER STATIONS DURING FREE DAY MUST BE TARPED AND SECURED.  UNTARPED/UNSECURED LOADS WILL BE TURNED AWAY!  NO EXCEPTIONS! 

In the event of high wind, please call to check on the closure status of the landfill and/or transfer stations.  Each facility is subject to closure during periods of high wind as mandated by state regulation and operational procedures.
 
For more information please call (970) 241-6846. 
 
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Landfill Fees to Increase January 1, 2017
 
 

Mesa County Solid Waste Management Division (SWM) recently underwent a comprehensive Solid Waste System Rate Analysis to evaluate the current rate structure, operational and capital costs.  The new rates will take effect Jan. 1, 2017.  

“The Mesa County Solid Waste Division offers the most comprehensive landfill services on the West Slope at a price well below the average,” Mesa County Public Works Director Pete Baier said. “With the proposed rate structure Mesa County Solid Waste Division will be able to continue to offer professional, high-quality waste management for our residents and businesses.”
 

 

 The SWM is an enterprise fund that receives no taxpayer money but instead operates based on fees collected for services. The fee adjustment would be the second increase in 20 years. SWM is committed to operating the landfill as an efficient business that provides a necessary service to the citizens of Mesa County.   

“The Mesa County Solid Waste Management Division is truly running like a business, with all the efficiencies of watching the costs and providing the quality services to the citizens of Mesa County,” Souder, Miller & Associates Consultant Joe Lewandowski said. “It’s not just throwing dirt on it anymore–the landfill has it down pat.”

Please call Mesa County Solid Waste Management  (970) 241-6846 with any questions or concerns.  

  

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Mesa County Landfill receives approval to beneficially reuse waste latex paint

Have you ever considered where you gallon of latex paint goes when you drop it off at the Mesa County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility?  Check out The Painted Landfill to learn about one way Mesa County is beneficially reusing latex paint at the Mesa County Landfill.  


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