The Mesa County Organic Materials Composting Facility offers free disposal of your live, holiday tree. The facility is open Wednesday-Saturday from 8 to 4:15.

Don't forget to remove lights, tinsel, ornaments, and the stand from the tree before dropping it off.

Flocked or artificial trees are not eligible and will not be accepted.



As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to unfold, the health and safety of our employees, our customers, and the community we serve is our highest priority.

The Mesa County Landfill is OPEN to the public during the SAFER-AT-HOME period; however, residents are encouraged to utilize their commercial waste hauler and only visit the landfill when absolutely necessary.

The Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is OPEN for residential drop-off, but closed to material re-use. The Organic Materials Composting Facility is OPEN with reduced hours. 

The Mesa County Solid Waste Management team is actively following the advice of our public health officials and industry experts. We will respond to escalated situations as needed.
We wish you good health and safety as we all work through this together. 


To limit overtime costs, ALL customers must be unloaded/loaded by our closing time.

Recycling Center

Physical Address

  • 3071 US Highway 50
  • Grand Junction, CO


  • Monday - Friday 7:00am-4:45pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-4:15pm
Recycling Bins 


Commingled Bin



Rigid Plastics #1 -#7 Plastic Wrap/ Plastic Bags
Glass Food  Containers Oil/ Pesticide Containers
Tin/ Steel Food Cans Frozen Food Containers
Aluminum Cans Aluminum Foil/ Pie Tins
  Drinking Glasses/ Pyrex/ Ceramics/Window Pane Glass
  Dinnerware- plastic or metal

Please rinse all containers and remove all plastic bags

Cardboard Bin



Corrugated Cardboard Beer/ Soda Carriers
Brown Paper Bags Frozen Food Containers
Paper Towel/ Toilet Paper Rolls Food/ Grease Stained Materials
Cereal/ Food Boxes Wet Materials
Paperboard Egg Cartons Styrofoam Egg Cartons
Shoe Boxes  

Please break down all boxes

Mixed Paper Bin



Office Paper- White and Pastels Craft/ Tissue Paper
Opened Junk Mail Paper Plates, Towels, Toilet Paper
Magazines Carbon Paper
Phone Books Fluorescent Paper
Manila Folders Wax Paper
Newspaper Food/ Grease Stained Materials
Envelopes Wet Materials

Please remove all plastic bags.  No need to remove tape or staples.