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NOTE: Due to excessively muddy conditions, landfill users are requested to only access the site in 4x4 vehicles. This is a safety issue until weather conditions improve.
Landfill compactor Muddy conditions at landfill
The Garfield County Landfill is experiencing excessively muddy conditions due to recent weather conditions. Users are asked to access the site in four-wheel drive vehicles only until conditions improve.

landfill Scale etiquette
•  Vehicles accessing the landfill must weigh in and out.
•  Please be aware of and courteous to people and activities going on around you.
•  Take turns pulling onto scale.
•  There are stop signs at each end of the scale, stop here and wait for the green signal light to onto the scale.
•  Drive onto and off the scale slowly, avoiding sudden jerks or abrupt halts to the scale.

Garfield County Landfill Plan
Strategic Solid Waste Management Plan
adopted June 2, 2014
what's new

Garfield County Landfill

Landfill hours
Winter: 8 am to 4 pm, 6 days a week - Monday - Saturday (Landfill is closed on Sundays between October and March.)
Summer: 8 am to 4 pm, 7 days a week

Please note that dead animals must be delivered to the scale house by 3:00 p.m.

Customers are required to be unloaded by 4 pm.

The landfill will be closed on Garfield County designated holidays.

Garfield County operates the Garfield County Landfill, west of Rifle on County Road 246 (Anvil Points Road). Call 970-625-2516 for more information.

The South Canyon Landfill near Glenwood Springs is not associated with Garfield County or the Garfield County Landfill. It is located at the South Canyon exit of I-70, and is managed by the City of Glenwood Springs. Please call 970-945-5375 for more information on this landfill or visit the South Canyon Landfill website.

At the West Rifle exit, proceed to Hwy 6 west, approximately 3.5 miles.

At the Rulison exit, proceed to Hwy 6 east approximately 2 miles.

From Hwy 6, turn north onto Anvil Point Rd (County Rd 246).
Proceed north on Anvil Point Road for approximately 1 mile.
Turn east on first paved road.

Garfield County landfill is a non-hazardous solid waste disposal facility. The landfill has policies in place to ensure the safe and efficient operation of landfill functions. Fees are based upon weight with the exceptions of certain items that are charged individually.

The Garfield County Landfill is an important public asset and public service operated by the Board of County Commissioners as a self-sustaining enterprise.

The Landfill operates with best management practices and sound business judgment, using the Solid Waste Disposal Fund prudently for its capital needs.

Garfield County Landfill
0075 CR 246 (location and mailing address)
Rifle, CO  81650
Email Landfill

970-625-2516 | phone
970-625-1490 | fax


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