The Chaffee County Landfill is located off of Highway 285 approximately eleven miles from Salida and 14 miles from the Town of Buena Vista. Many County residents contract with private haulers to pick up and dispose of household trash.
See Landfill Fees for general operating and fees associated with the operation of the landfill
Effective March 1, 2015, rates for Compacted Trash will be $37.25 per ton, Loose Trash at $40.00 per ton, and Household will be $11.75 per yard. All other rates will remain the same.
The Chaffee County Landfill recycles electronics, also known as "e-waste". Electronics are TVs, monitors, computer hard drives, cell phones, laptops, stereos, radios, etc. TVs & monitors are priced at $20 for 20" to 30" screens, $40 for screens over 30", and $20 for flat screens. Smaller electronic waste will be weighed @ $.50 per pound.
Payment is expected at time of services. Cash or local checks only; no credit cards. Charge accounts may be set up for businesses by filling out an application (Credit Application for County Landfill). Please include fax numbers for all references; references are checked and applications will not be approved until references clear. Applicant will be notified by phone or fax upon approval or denial of application. Submit all credit applications to Chaffee County Waste Disposal, Accounts Receivable, PO Box 699, Salida, CO 81201 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org; note it's a credit application on the subject line.
In accordance with Colorado regulations, the Chaffee County Landfill will cease accepting refuse during the following conditions:
1. When sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (measured at 5 to 10 minute intervals) are measured for a 30 minute duration. The Landfill will open when winds are measured at less than 35 miles per hour for 15 minutes.
2. When wind gusts equal or exceed 55 miles per hour. Customers will be detained at the gate until the gust subsides.
3. As otherwise deemed necessary by Chaffee County to prevent nuisance conditions as required by regulations.
Chaffee County will use on-site wind monitoring devices to determine the wind strength and duration. Wind speed readings will be logged in a notebook at 5 to 10 minute intervals to substantiate 1 & 2 above. Number 3 above also applies if the wind monitoring device goes down.
When the Landfill closes at any time during the last two hours of the day, the Landfill will open the next day at 6:00 a.m. (excluding Saturdays).
Local Radio Stations will be contacted immediately with all closings and re-openings.
County Administration will be contacted before a closure is implemented.