Landfill Policies

Covered Load Policy

Tarp It! Covered Load Policy

Tire Acceptance Policy

1 Notice: As of January 1, 2016, anyone brining in more than 9 tires per load from any Mesa County address must complete a Waste Tire Manifest.  For more information please contact the Regulatory Compliance Manager at (970) 257-9336

1-9 Tires-

  • Off the Rim: $3.00 each (<22.5") or $10 each (>22.5")
  • On the Rim: $6 each (<22.5") or $20 each (>22.5") 
  • or $200.00 per Ton

10+ Tires- Must complete a Waste Tire Manifest for CDPHE  

Tires may NO longer have the sidewalls removed or cut into 1/4 pieces and be accepted in the landfill. Please call for questions and pricing.

Freon Removal Policy

The Mesa County Landfill will only accept refrigerators/ freezers or air conditioning units that have been certified free of Freon by a licensed technician.  The certificate of removal must accompy the unit when it comes in to the landfill.  The scale house will retain the certificate. Please contact the following for disposal of these items:

Pacific Steel & Recycling 241-2551
Double D Services 241-8793 
All Temperature Services 257-7184
Tim's Appliance 257-1256 
Home Appliance Repair 242-8338

Wind Policy

The Mesa County Landfill is required by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) to cease operations and close the facility when excessive winds are detected either by on-site meteorological instruments and/or verified by the National Weather Service. Excessive or high winds are defined by the CDPHE as sustained winds or gusts of 40 miles per hour or greater, or gusts of 55 miles per hour or greater that are expected to persist for more than 1 hour.

The safety of landfill customers and our employees is very important to Mesa County Solid Waste Management. With this in mind, the working face of the landfill will be constantly monitored during periods of high winds. If the area is recognized to be unsafe because of the high winds the facility will close. Wind speeds in excess of 25 miles per hour generally cause this condition. If the landfill is closed for high winds, commercial waste haulers will be notified of the situation. The Hazardous Waste Collection Facility will also close during this period. Please call 263-9319 to verify if the Organic Materials Composting is also closed.

If wind is present please call 241-6846 to verify that the landfill and associated waste programs are open.