Montezuma County Landfill

Deborah A Barton, Landfill Manager
26100 County Road F
Cortez, CO  81321-8104
(970) 565-9858
FAX (970) 565-9309

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide for the economically and environmentally sound disposal of municipal solid waste, petroleum contaminated soil and construction demolition debris.


  • To receive and bale 75% of the municipal solid waste and place into a subtitle D, landfill cell
  • To receive and place construction and demolition (C&D) waste into an inert waste cell
  • To receive small limbs and yard waste and process into compost for use on site.
  • To receive, treat and use petroleum contaminated soil and dewatered sludge on site.
  • To receive and bury dead animals separately.
  • To divert recyclables for sale.
  • Operating Hours

    Monday – Saturday, 8:00 am to 4 pm.

    Scale office begins closing to inbound traffic at 3:45 pm to ensure customers can clear out by 4 pm.  Exceptions may be granted to 4 pm closure for up to 15 minutes past 4 pm if prior arrangements are made.  A tardy fee may be assessed for vehicles unloading on site after 4:15 pm based on half hour increments after 4:00 pm.

  • Holidays Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
  • Limited Hours: Independence Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve close by 2pm
  • Landfill Information

    Tipping Fees & Charges

    Banned Wastes -- The No-No List

    Special Wastes

    Facility Facts and Information

    Landfill Staff

    Questions & Answers For Educators

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Freon/Ammonia and Other Appliance Disposal

    Special Upcoming Events

  • Information on these events will be posted to various local papers as well as the county website calendar of events. For more information call the landfill office.


  • Special Wastes Request and Approval Form
    Landfill Links