Integrated Solid Waste Management (Landfill)

Delta County owns and operates a Municipal Solid Waste facility for the residents of Delta County. The Abode Buttes Landfill west of Eckert was constructed and opened by the County in 1996. The County also operates a trash transfer station east of Hotchkiss which has some restrictions on the type and amount of trash accepted for transfer.

Search where to recycle anything from paint, tires, batteries, auto parts and oil, and much more in the Delta County Recycling and Disposal Guide

Accepted Wastes

All acceptable municipal solid wastes and load sizes can be deposited at the Adobe Buttes Landfill. There are restrictions to load size (maximum of 4 yards of waste) and material accepted at the North Fork Transfer Station. Call the North Fork Transfer Station for details on restrictions.

Conditions for Waste to be Accepted

Effective November 1, 2021, all loads to either location must be covered and secured; otherwise, double the normal dumping fee (s) will be enforced. The gatekeepers may inspect your loads for restricted materials. The gatekeepers can deny the dumping of any load found to carry unacceptable materials or for other reasons determined at the gate.

Temporary Closures

High winds and/or severe weather conditions may require temporary and unexpected closures of both the Adobe Buttes Landfill and the North Fork Transfer Station.

 To find out if the Landfill is closed due to weather conditions, please call 835-7999. Once the Landfill closes because of weather conditions, it will remain closed until the next day.

Both Adobe Buttes Landfill and the North Fork Transfer Station are closed on the following holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Special Wastes

Electronics and chemical waste:

No electronics (TVs, computers, etc.) or liquid chemicals (paint, weed killer, etc.) are accepted.

Dead animals and slaughter house wastes: 

The Adobe Buttes Landfill (not the North Fork Transfer Station) is temporarily accepting these wastes with prior notice and approval from Adobe Buttes Landfill personnel. Arrangements can be made by calling the Adobe Buttes Landfill.

Special contaminated wastes and soils:

These may be accepted at the Adobe Buttes Landfill only with prior arrangements with Delta County and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approval. Call the Adobe Buttes Landfill for details and who to contact for arrangements.

Trailer homes and houses:

 These can be deposited at the Adobe Buttes Landfill only with prior approval.  Arrangements must be made before any trailer delivery.  Contact the Adobe Buttes Landfill for additional information.

County-Wide Recycling Program

The Delta County Board of Commissioners approved free recycling for all Delta County residents  through Double J Recycling located at 21538 Austin Road, in Austin. The program includes plastic bottles and containers #1 and #2 only, paper, cardboard, metals, and glass. There will still be a fee for any electronic waste which includes anything with a cord or battery. Recycling hours at Double J Recycling are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Additionally, there will be paper and cardboard ONLY recycle containers located at the public works building in Cedaredge and in the Farm Runners parking lot, in Hotchkiss.  In Delta, cardboard will continue to be recycled where it currently is at the City's cardboard recycle place near Callaway Packing, and only paper will be recycled at the current location across the street from post office.

For additional information and a full list of recyclables, visit Double J Recycling or call 970-835-3706.