Solid Waste Management


The purpose of the Solid Waste Management Program is to provide recycling and solid waste disposal services to citizens and visitors so they can experience minimal impacts from solid waste disposal. See below for details for the Landfill and the Recycling Center.

Landfill Rates

To view current Landfill rates, click here (PDF).

Hours & Holiday Schedule

Gunnison County Landfill will follow the below listed holiday schedule.


  • January 1st - New Year’s Day
  • May 31st - Memorial Day
  • July 5th - Independence Day (Observed)
  • September 6th - Labor Day
  • November 11th - Veteran’s Day
  • November 25th - Thanksgiving Day
  • December 23rd - Business day before Christmas
  • December 26th - Business day after Christmas

Winter Hours of Operation (December 3rd to April 3rd)

Monday - Friday8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
First Friday of each month has extended hours.7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Sage-Grouse Hours of Operation (March 15th to May 15th)

Monday - Friday9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Saturday9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Landfill Hours of Operation (May 16th to December 6th) Gunnison County Landfill will be CLOSING EARLY on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Hours of Operation for that day will be 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Saturday8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Unacceptable Items

The Gunnison County Landfill cannot accept any items that are in liquid form, this includes but not limited to:

  • Acrylics (unless dried)
  • Anti-freeze
  • Artist Oils
  • Asbestos (unless approved by special permit)
  • Auto Body Filler
  • Brake Fluid
  • Broken Smoke Detectors
  • Ceramic Glazes
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Electronic Waste
  • Engine Degreasers
  • Epoxy
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Kerosene
  • Lamp Oil
  • Lubricating Oil
  • Motor Oil
  • Paint
  • Paint Stripper
  • Paint Thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Regulated (non-residential) Computer Monitors
  • Swimming Pool Acid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Treated Fence Posts
  • Treated Railroad Ties
  • Turpentine
  • Varnish
  • Vehicle Batteries
  • Weed Killers
  1. Recycling Information
  2. Charge Application