Solid Waste

Solid Waste Department

Main Landfill
Phone: 970-264-5605

9179 CR 500
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
7:00 AM to 3:30 PM 
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Pagosa Transfer Station

Phone: 970-264-3311

Location: 2140 CR 500
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Arboles Transfer Station

Phone: 970-883-2644

95 CR 973
Arboles, CO 81147

Hours of Operation:
Friday and Saturday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

**See bottom of page for Fee Schedule** 

The Archuleta County Transfer Stations were established to provide a convenient location to dispose of limited quantities of Solid Waste and Recycling materials. However, the facilities' capabilities in handling materials are limited due to size and resources. 

Solid waste conveyed to any facility within Archuleta County must be covered or secured in such a manner that the waste cannot be scattered upon the streets. FINES will be assessed to all uncovered or unsecured loads. 

  • Load size is limited to 2 cubic yards (average pickup bed) per day. 
  • Large, bulky items such as furniture and appliances are not accepted at the Pagosa Transfer Station and must go to the Landfill. 
  • Dumpsters must go to the landfill.
  • Trailers 4 feet and smaller may use the Pagosa Transfer Station. 
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED AT ANY FACILITY - Because of stringent federal, state, and county regulations, the following materials cannot be accepted at Archuleta County Landfill sites:
  • Freon containing appliances without documentation of proper disposal. (Can receive a certificate at any appliance store but call them first).
  • Hazardous waste in any form: Fluorescent Lamps, Lead Acid and Rechargeable Batteries, Unwanted Medications, Etc. 
  • Liquids, Used Oil, Chemicals, Pesticides, Fuels, Anti-freeze, Household Hazardous Waste, Contaminated Soil, etc. 
  • Friable Asbestos
  • TV's, Monitors
  • Animal Carcasses 
  • Tires
  • Car Bodies, Trailers, or other Vehicles Requiring Licenses
  • Burning Trash, Hot Barrels or Ashes


Recycling helps to reduce landfill space, conserve natural resources and keep solid waste disposal fees low. Please ensure that all materials being recycled are identified in the list below. If they are not, please dispose of them with your regular garbage or at a facility that can accept the. Prepare the recyclable materials by emptying contents, rinsing away solids and removing caps as needed in order to ensure the material can be accepted and recycled. 

Have questions? Please allow our attendants to assist you: 970-264-3311

Archuleta County accepts the following goods for recycling at it's Pagosa Transfer station. Items must be sorted per category as shown below: 

Category 1: Empty Contents. Remove lids and caps. NOT ACCEPTED - Plastic bags, planters, food trays or plastics labeled #3 through #7 (Check the bottom for the #)

#1 Plastics - Water or Soda Pop bottles (Clear beverage bottles).
#2 Plastics - Milk and Soap / Detergent bottles. 

Category 2: Aluminum Cans - RINSE contents. CANS ONLY. 

Category 3: Tin, Steel, Aluminum Foil and Pans. 

Category 4: Paper - Newspaper (advertising inserts OK), Office paper, white packing paper, Junk Mail.  NOT ACCEPTED - Magazines, Books. 

Category 5: Corrugated cardboard, brown paper bags, brown packing paper and paper board (Shoe boxes, boxes that hold food such as cereal, rice and crackers).

Category 7: Electrical Waste - Mouse, cell phone, keyboard, I-Pad, DVD player, CPU's. Laptops, Printers, etc. NOT ACCEPTED - TV's and Monitors. 

CALL AHEAD ITEMS: Paint, tires and certain types of electronic waste are not usually accepted. 

Call the Pagosa Transfer Station 970-264-3311 to confirm ability to dispose at the facility. 

Click here for the full County Fee Schedule. (and a larger view).
Solid Waste Fee Schedule 1
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