Recycling and Solid Waste

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Delta County Environmental Health staff works with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to regulate solid waste disposal in Delta County. Delta County operates the Adobe Buttes Landfill in Eckert, Colorado, for the disposal of solid wastes.

Unauthorized dumping is illegal in Delta County. If you observe someone dumping trash, tires, or other wastes on public lands, county roads, watercourses, or other illicit places, please contact the Delta County Environmental Division at 970-874-2165.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmental, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division has developed extensive regulations for solid waste and hazardous waste disposal in the state of Colorado. See the Colorado Solid Waste Disposal Regulations for details.

Waste Tires
The citizens of the State of Colorado generate over 5 million waste tires per year. Waste tires that are improperly disposed of may cause public nuisance problems, environmental problems, and fire hazards. The State of Colorado has solid waste regulations and laws that control how waste tires are handled and finally disposed.

If you wish to file a complaint regarding illegal storage or hauling, fill out the Colorado Department of Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division online complaint form.

The Environmental Health Division of the Delta County Health Department inspects waste tire generators located in the six counties of Region #10 in order to determine compliance with the Waste Tire laws and regulations. Contact the Health Department at 970-874-2165 if you have questions regarding waste tires.


CHT Resources operates a compost manufacturing facility in Austin Colorado. We recycle organic waste such as septic, biosolids, food waste, cannabis waste and yard waste into nutrient rich compost. This process reduces methane gas generated at landfills and helps build healthy soil with the compost, which benefits the climate and environment.

YARD WASTE - Wood chips are a key ingredient in making premium compost. Bring us your yard waste as long as it meets these guidelines. We currently accept yard waste free of charge.                                                

We Accept: Branches and limbs , chipped wood, sawdust, logs (maximum 6 feet).
NO treated lumber, painted, stained or laminated wood.  NO bricks, pavers, rocks, cardboard, paper. NO GARBAGE.

Household Hazardous Waste

Adobe Buttes Landfill will accept some household hazardous waste, however, to recycle hazardous and special wastes, you can search our database below, or contact the Mesa County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility for drop-off options. MESA COUNTY NOW ACCEPTS HAZARDOUS WASTE FROM DELTA- VISIT THEIR WEBSITE