Waste & Recycling
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Every spring, the Environmental Health Department partners with EcoAction Partners and other organizations to host a spring clean up event in the Telluride area. There are typically collections for electronic waste recycling, household waste, and household hazardous waste. Hazardous waste disposal is available in Norwood about every three years.
Every summer, the county provides waste disposal in Egnar. Information and dates are provided at the Egnar-based Board of County Commissioners meeting. Fees may apply.
Hazardous waste generated by municipalities and businesses are in a different waste category. To dispose of commercially generated hazardous wastClick here es, small generators must contact Clean Harbors directly for hazardous waste disposal services.
NOT ACCEPTED at the household hazardous waste event:
Gas cylinders, compressed camp stove fuel, fire extinguishers, mixed hazardous materials, leaking containers, radioactive materials, smoke detectors, explosives or shock sensitive materials, and ammunition.
Medical Waste Disposal
Medical waste including used needles and DEA regulated medicines are not accepted by the disposal contractor. Contact the San Miguel County Coroner to dispose of human or pet medication.
The San Miguel County Waste Transfer Station is a waste and recycling center that accepts household trash only along with glass, aluminum, cardboard, paper, magazine, & metal recycling.
Go 0.7 miles north of Norwood on Highway 145 Turn left on County Road AA42. The Transfer Station is about 0.7 miles up AA42 on the left.
- Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 1-5 pm
- Sunday: 9am-5pm
The Broad Canyon Landfill accepts larger items such as brush, freon-free appliances, mattresses, tires and more.
To properly dispose of refrigerators or to sign up for weekly trash pickup, call Bruin Waste at +1 (800) 559-2149.
Go toward Naturita on Highway 145 south. Turn left on Highway 141 to Dove Creek. After about 3 miles, look for a paved road and a “Broad Canyon Landfill” sign on your right.
- Monday through Friday: 8 am - 3:30 pm
Phone: (970) 258-2014