Skip to main content

The Mesa County Landfill provides recycling drop bins for residential use including cardboard, mixed paper, and commingled containers made of glass, plastic, aluminum, and tin.

Bins are open to residents during normal Landfill operating hours. Businesses who wish to recycle should visit Waste Management's recycling drop-off yard located at 1227 Winters Ave., Grand Junction, CO.

Recycle often, recycle right.

Questions about how and what you can recycle?  Read the Grand Valley Recycling Guide.

Grand Valley Recycling Recycling Guide

Cardboard bin


  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Brown paper bags
  • Paper towel/toilet paper rolls
  • Cereal/food boxes
  • Paperboard egg cartons
  • Shoe boxes 


  • Refrigerated/frozen food containers
  • Food/grease stained materials
  • Wet materials
  • Styrofoam egg cartons

Please break down all boxes.

Mixed paper bin


  • Office paper
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Phone books
  • Manila folders 


  • Craft/tissue paper
  • Carbon paper
  • Fluorescent paper
  • Wax paper
  • Food/grease stained paper plates, paper towels, napkins
  • Wet materials

Please remove all plastic bags.

Commingled Bin


  • Rigid plastic food containers #1 - #7
  • Glass food containers
  • Tin/steel food cans
  • Aluminum cans 


  • Plastic wrap/plastic bags
  • Plastic toys, totes, or other household items
  • Oil/pesticide containers
  • Styrofoam
  • Aluminum foil/pie tins
  • Dinnerware - plastic or metal
  • Drinking glasses/Pyrex/ceramics/window pane glass

Please rinse all containers and remove all plastic bags.