The North Front Range Regional Wasteshed Coalition [NFRWC] is developing a long-term plan for the eventual closure of the Larimer County Landfill. Because the County Landfill is forecasted to reach capacity by 2025, Coalition staff and elected officials from Larimer County, the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland, and the Town of Estes Park have formed the NFRWC to plan for the next generation of waste material handling in our region. 

“The County landfill currently serves as an important regional solid waste facility, receiving over 1 million cubic yards of material each year, with approximately 157,000 customer visits per year,” said Larimer County Solid Waste Director Stephen Gillette. “This planning process provides a unique opportunity to set the course for future solid waste management in this region over the next 50 years.”

To learn more about the future of solid waste in our region, attend one of four public meetings in May to provide feedback and learn about the draft regional management plan concepts for waste recovery and disposal.

The meetings will be held at the following dates and locations:

  • 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,  May 7, 2018
    Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 E. Willow St., Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
  • 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,  May 9, 2018
    Leeper Community Center, 3800 Wilson Ave., Wellington, Colorado 80549
  • 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., May 10, 2018
    Loveland Public Works, 2525 W. First St., Loveland, Colorado 80537
  • 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., May 16, 2018
    Estes Park Museum, 200 Fourth St., Estes Park, Colorado 80517

The open house format allows for residents to drop in at any time to get an overview of the project and provide comments on proposed new solid waste facilities. Results of a detailed solid waste study will be available for review.

With the help of experts and stakeholders, the Wasteshed Coalition has closely reviewed eleven options for solid waste infrastructure and is preparing to make recommendations for new facilities and supportive policies. The public meetings will seek community input on the recommendations for facilities, and additional outreach will be conducted around possible policy development later this year.

The goal of this comprehensive planning process is to have facilities in place before the County landfill closes that will continue to manage waste, increase the recovery of resources, and maintain convenience and affordability for residents and businesses throughout the North Front Range.

For more information and dates/locations of other meetings, visit

Published on: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:42am
Contact Details:

Cristina Beermann, Strategic Communications Coordinator, HDR, Inc., [720] 563-9334,

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