Recycling

The Archuleta County Transfer Stations were established to provide a convenient location to dispose of limited quantities of Solid Waste and Recycling materials. However, the facilities' capabilities in handling materials are limited due to size and resources. 

Archuleta County's recycling center is located at the Transfer Station on Trujillo Road (CR 500), and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
                                               There Is No Charge, for RECYCLING!!!!!!!! 
                                                              e-waste charges still apply

Pagosa Transfer Station 

                                             

Arboles Transfer Station


Phone: 970-264-3311                                                             Phone: 970-883-2644

Location:                                                                                Location: 
2140 CR 500 (Trujillo Road)                                                    95 CR 973
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147                                                     Arboles, CO 81147

Hours of Operation:                                                              Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday                                                                 Friday and Saturday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM                                                              10:00 AM to 5:00PM
                                                                     
                                                        Cash or Check Only

SECURE ITEMS FOR TRANSPORT.

Solid waste conveyed to any facility within Archuleta County must be covered or secured in such a manner that the waste cannot be scattered upon the streets. FINES will be assessed to all uncovered or unsecured loads. 


TRANSFER STATION DISPOSAL POLICY

  • Load size is limited to 2 cubic yards (average pickup bed) per day. 
  • Large, bulky items such as furniture and appliances are not accepted at the Pagosa Transfer Station and must go to the Landfill. 
  • Dumpsters must go to the landfill.
  • Trailers 4 feet and smaller may use the Pagosa Transfer Station. 
 
Recycling helps to reduce landfill space, conserve natural resources and keep solid waste disposal fees low. Please ensure that all materials being recycled are identified in the list below. If you have items that are not listed below, please dispose of them with your regular garbage or at a facility that can accept them. Prepare the recyclable materials by emptying contents, rinsing away solids and removing caps as needed in order to ensure the material can be accepted and recycled. 


CATEGORY I
Plastics - Please remove all lids and remove contents, NO plastic bags.     Recycle
#1 Plastic - Soda Pop or Water Bottles. Some clear bottles may not have a number.
#2 Plastic - Milk or Soap / Detergent bottles. 
#3-7 Plastic are not accepted as recyclables.

 
CATEGORY II 
Paper - Newspaper (advertising inserts are ok). 
Any bound material, such as magazines, books, phone books, can only be accepted if all staples & binding are removed and pages are loose.


CATEGORY III
Corrugated cardboard, pressboard/pasteboard (cereal and noodle boxes, etc.).
Packing Paper, white or brown, all brown paper bags. 


CATEGORY IV
Aluminum Cans ONLY. 
Aluminum foil and or pans will NOT be accepted in this category. -  See Category V below. 


CATEGORY V

Steel, Tin and Aluminum foil and pans. Please remove all contents and rinse.
  
CATEGORY VI
E-Waste - Electronic items varying from keyboards, DVD payers, printers, etc. 
Televisions and Computer Monitors are now being accepted. 

  • Televisions, Any size - $35.00 each
  • CRT Computer Monitors - $20.00 each
  • Flat Screen computer monitors (up to 24") - $5.00 each

Other Items to be recycled and locations.


Fire Extinguisher Recycle, Inspection and Testing.
  • Peak Performance Fire & Safety Solutions, Pagosa Springs - 970-398-1768
  • Summit Fire & Sec., Farmington - 505-327-1933
  • ABC Fire and Safety, Durango - 970-259-9000
  • Empire Fire & Safety - 970-560-1265, 303-451-0975
  • Noriega Fire Protection - 505-670-3658