COVID-19 status

Level Yellow - Concern

The Larimer County Landfill is open at the Level of Concern standard in accordance with Larimer County as a critical service. The public is encouraged to follow the guidance of the Larimer County Department Health & Environment.

Education centerAny COVID-19 program restrictions in place will be listed on their respective page:

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

Drop N' Swap for Hazardous Household Products

Garbage Garage Education Center Programs

 

Covered load policy

Truck securedView the Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-1407 pertaining to covered loads.

All waste, regardless of type, size or weight must be completely enclosed with a cover and secured to your vehicle. This includes trash in plastic bags. Our uncovered load policy is strictly enforced; if you don't cover it, you'll be charged double fees.

Customers are responsible for uncovering their loads as well as offloading their trash at both the landfill and the transfer stations.

 

Weather closure policy

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In Colorado, high winds can be a sudden occurrence. The Larimer County Landfill will be closed under high wind conditions. Wind conditions are closely monitored using an on-site wind meter.

In addition, the recycling area and Household Hazardous Waste Drive-Through Drop-Off is closed when the landfill is closed. The Hazardous Waste Drop N' Swap Program, Education Center, and Business Office will maintain their normal business hours during periods of closure due to wind.

State regulations require landfills to close during high winds per the following: "Facilities for solid waste disposal where final disposal is performed, shall cease operations during periods when high winds are verified at the facility. High winds are defined as sustained winds of 40 mph or greater, or gusts of 55 mph or greater and are expected to persist for one hour or longer, as per the National Weather Service."

For up-to-the-minute information on unexpected closures (due to wind, etc.), call our 24-hour information line at (970) 498-5770. Press 1 for landfill, press 1 again for closures and hours.

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