Solid Waste Management

 

Cass Yearous, Director

21448 CR 22
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
970-867-9713
970-867-0813 (fax)
email

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours   Summer Hours
November through February   March through October
Monday–Friday 8:00am-3:00pm   Monday–Friday 8:00am-3:00pm
1st Sat. of each month 8:00am-noon   All Saturdays 8:00am-noon
2017 Hours of Operations and Holiday Schedule

View the 2018 schedule

The landfill is closed all major holidays as well as extremely windy, rainy or other days when county offices close due to inclement weather. Local radio stations will announce any closures for inclement weather. It is best to call ahead of time at the above number if you are in question.

Fee Schedule

The Solid Waste Management Department is responsible for solid waste management, recycling, and a variety of environmental and resource management functions. The Solid Waste Management Department is funded by landfill fees only and receives no tax dollars. The Solid Waste Disposal Facilities of Morgan County are designed to provide services for municipal solid waste (MSW) generated by the residents of Morgan County.

Cash or in-county checks and debit/credit cards are accepted. A convenience fee of 75¢ plus 2.50% on assessed fees will be charged if a debit/credit card is used.

2018 Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule – 2018

Acceptance Policies

Solid Waste Acceptance Policy

Acceptance Policy – Long Form

Morgan County has adopted a Solid Waste Acceptance Policy to provide guidelines for accepting specific wastes for disposal at the Morgan County Landfill and to insure that inappropriate wastes are not accepted. This policy contains a complete list of wastes. An abbreviated list of the most common forms of solid waste can be reviewed in our Municipal Solid Waste (MWS) Acceptance Policy – Short Form.

Structural Demolition Packet

Special Waste Acceptance Application

The Structural Demolition packet is required to be submitted for all demolition projects being landfilled. This packet is to be submitted in conjunction with a copy of any state or city demolition permits to landfill staff prior to demolition.

For all loads entering the Morgan County Landfill

Sludge, liquid wastes, combustion renderings, radioactive waste, PCB’s, friable asbestos, or hazardous wastes are not accepted. The term “hazardous” means, any solid, liquid, or gaseous waste, regardless of the amount, which is defined to be hazardous under any applicable federal, state, or local laws, rules, regulations, permits, or administrative or judicial decision, including, but not limited to those wastes listed or characterized as hazardous by the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA).

Inspection

All waste is subject to inspection prior to disposal. Wastes will not always be accepted on demand and may require special acceptance disposal fees.

Right to Reject

Morgan County Solid Waste Site reserves the right to reject any or all waste not suitable for the site.

Recycling

The Morgan County Landfill accepts a variety of recycling materials. All recycling materials need to be separated from regular household trash and placed in the proper receptacle/area at the landfill. Recycling materials are accepted at the landfill during regular business hours. Please check in at the front office when bringing in recycled materials.

Recycling Materials

Single Stream Recycling – No Fee. Aluminum cans, plastic bottles, paper bags, office paper, newspaper, paperboard and other paper and plastic materials can be recycled through Morgan County’s single stream recycling program. These materials must be placed in the single stream recycling receptacle located at the Morgan County Landfill. For a complete list of acceptable/unacceptable single stream recycling materials, please see our Single Stream Recycling Brochure.

Electronics – No Fee. Place in the electronics recycling area at the Landfill.

Televisions – Fee assessed per television. Please see the Landfill Fee Schedule above. Place in the electronics recycling area at the Landfill.

Used Motor Oil – No Fee in quantities of 2 ½ gallons or less. Place in oil receptacle at the Landfill.

Metal – No Fee. Place in the recycled metal pile at the Landfill.