The San Luis Valley Landfill currently works with different outlets to recycle as much waste as possible such as steel, tires and electronics, bale twine and green waste.
Currently with the Senate Bill 12-133 the San Luis Valley Regional Landfill can no longer receive any electronic equipment as of July 1st 2013. Therefore the San Luis Valley Regional Landfill will be sending customers to a recycler for electronic equipment which is anything that uses electricity except any type of refrigeration equipment which must be properly decommissioned with certification and red tagged before disposal. The office has a handout on electronic items that can’t be accepted at the landfill.
The San Luis Valley Landfill is also restricted from taking any type of hazardous waste that would need to be discarded such as car batteries, hazardous chemicals and no liquids.
Currently the landfill is accepting DIY oil from home owners in small sealed containers. The landfill has reduced green waste and it was used to control the trash containment in the cell area. Bale twine is shipped out to a recycle facility east of Fort Collins. The twine is pelletized then used to manufacture various plastic products.
Currently the landfill is working with MDS on single stream recycling box located at the landfill. This is in addition to the work Alamosa has done at the Ricky Recycling location which also ships out product that doesn’t end up in the local landfill.
|TWINE RECYCLING LOCATIONS|
|Monte Vista Co-Op 1901 US Hwy 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144|
|Big R of Alamosa 148 Craft Drive, Alamosa, CO 81101|
|SLV Regional Landfill – Large Tubs are available to take to your location and return when full|
|For more information about recycling bailing twine: https://twinerecycling.com/|
|PAINT RECYCLING LOCATIONS|
|Sherwin Williams – 200 Craft Drive, Alamosa, CO 81101|
|Monte Vista Co-Op – 1901 US Highway 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144|
|Information regarding paint care:|
|WSB Computer Services – 21 Craft Drive, Alamosa CO 81101|
|Visit our Electronics Page|
|Visit WSB’s web site for more information|
|LIGHT BULB RECYCLING|
Recycling at the Landfill:
DIY Motor Oil (Leak proof containers) cellphones, cellphone batteries, household batteries (AA, AAA, 9 volts, 6 volts) batteries with exposed wiring please tape top and bottom of batteries, Rechargeable tool batteries, Bailing Twine, and CFL light bulbs.
Waste Tire Collection Facility
New state regulation requires transporters with 10 or more tires to have a permit from the state.
Click here if you need to register as a waste tire hauler/facility.
Click here for a link to the form to fill out as a waste tire hauler/facility.
The SLVRSWA is one of the few landfills in the state that is registered as a collection facility to accept discarded tires. The landfill follows strict regulations for the collection of waste tires. The facility can only collect and hold 7,500 tires until they must be disposed of properly. Then the process is to ship them out or shred them for ADC (Alternative Daily Cover). This can be a costly process depending how the tires are treated.
Waste Tire Facility/End User