Recycling and Solid Waste

Solid Waste

Delta County Environmental Health staff works with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to regulate solid waste disposal in Delta County.  Delta County operates the Adobe Buttes Landfill 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 CDPHE Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division has developed extensive regulations for solid waste and hazardous waste disposal in 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.


CHT Resources operates a compost manufacturing facility in Austin, Colorado. They 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.

Wood chips are a key ingredient in making premium compost.  They currently accept yard waste free of charge, including branches and limbs , chipped wood, sawdust, and logs (maximum 6 feet).  They do not accept treated lumber, painted, stained or laminated wood, bricks, pavers, rocks, cardboard, or paper.

Household Hazardous Waste

Adobe Buttes Landfill will accept some household hazardous waste.  However, to recycle hazardous and special wastes, contact the Mesa County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility for drop-off options. Mesa County now accepts household hazardous waste.  Visit the Mesa County website for more information.