Hazardous Waste, Electronics, and Tires

Electronic Waste:

Beginning January 1, 2022, TOSV will no longer collect used electronic devices for disposal. This service is being replaced with a collection site for FREE household composting. 

Electronics can be taken to the Pitkin County Landfill for proper disposal and recycling. Learn more at the Pitkin County Landfill webpage. 

It is illegal in Colorado to put electronics such as computers, printers, monitors, copiers, televisions, keyboards and computer mice into the landfill. All electronics dropped off at the Pitkin County Landfill go to a certified electronics recycler that safely breaks them down, recycles as many of the components as possible and responsibly disposes of the hazardous materials.

Note: Appliances and non-chip items like microwaves, stoves and stereo speakers, are not considered electronics.

Household Hazardous Waste:

Residents and conditionally exempt small businesses may bring the following to the landfill for proper disposal and recycling:

  • Chemicals
  • Batteries
  • Paints & oils
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Propane tanks
  • Smoke detectors

The Household Hazardous Waste facility operates year-round Wednesday through Saturday during normal landfill hours The facility is closed Monday and Tuesday for the sorting and processing of collected material.

Clean paints are collected separately and are recycled and sold by the Landfill.


The Pitkin County Landfill is a registered tire collection facility. Tires may not be buried in the landfill and should NEVER be thrown in with the trash; however, they are collected at the Landfill for authorized disposal and recycling.


Many more items are accepted at the landfill for proper disposal and recycling. Learn more at Landfillrules.com