Refuse & Recycling


Curbside Residential Trash collection is on Thursdays in the Town of Bayfield

New bear-resistant garbage carts will be delivered to all garbage customers in Bayfield beginning the week of January 6. New rates are in effect as of January 1, 2020 and will be reflected on the February bills. Please see rates below.


$12.64 per 96 gallon polycart per month and $8.49 per extra polycart per month. New rates are an increase of $1.49 from previous rates for a single cart.


Old garbage carts should be left empty at your normal trash pick up location. Please use only the new garbage carts going forward.

In order to get bear smart garbage carts to latch, you will need to pull the pin from the latch on the inside of the lid as shown in the picture below.

The lid should latch, and to reopen, squeeze the buttons below the lid.

The cart lids are designed to open when dumped into the trucks, so no need to lock lids open on trash day.



Trash may also be taken directly to Bayfield Transfer Station 4496 CR 223, Bayfield CO

Bondad Landfill 1500 CR 318, Durango CO


Residential curbside recycling collection is on Mondays.

Glass recycling pickup is every other Monday beginning January 6th for 2020. Please place glass in a separate bag or box next to the recycling cart.

Current rates are below.

$6.00 per 32 gallon polycart per month.

For service please fill out the form below and return to Town Hall.  For commercial recycling please call TDL at 970-749-7962 or email at or visit the website at

There is also limited recycling available at the Bayfield Transfer Station located at 4496 CR 223.

Paint Care

Paint Care is a program that allows users to drop off old unneeded paints at select locations at no cost.  It is funded through the “Paint Care Fee” which is added to the purchase price of paint sold within the state.  Additional fees can range from $0.35 to $1.60, depending on the size of the paint can.  Adding the fees onto paint purchases allows programs for paint collection, transportation, recycling, public outreach, and management of old paint to be free of cost at the time of recycling. 

You are able to drop off household paints for interior and exterior uses, deck coatings, and primers among other things.  You can view a full list of what paints are eligible to be dropped off here:

There is a drop off location in Bayfield at Lewis True Value Mercantile, 311 Bayfield Center Drive.  You can locate the drop off site closest to you here:

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