Solid Waste Special Service District #1


Effective September 1, 2019

Revised Fee Structures and Hours of Operations (PDF)

​”Our mission is to manage waste in Grand County to ensure public health, safety, and welfare in a manner that promises zero waste!”

In 1992, resolutions were passed by both the Grand County Council and Moab City Council because they determined that the public health, convenience and necessity required the creation of the Solid Waste Special Service District for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating a sanitary landfill facility for the disposal of solid waste generated by the residents and businesses in Grand County.

Locations and Operating Hours

Facilities are closed on federal and state holidays.  Landfills will close if wind speeds exceed 30 mph (gusty winds).

​​Solid Waste Special Service District #1 Office:
1000 East Sand Flats Road, Moab, UT 84532

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Office Hours:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday

Community Recycle Center (CRC):
Next to the District office at 1000 East Sand Flats Road

We are excited to offer NEW commodities accepted for universal waste recycling:

  • Antifreeze (residential and commercial)
  • Mercury Containing Devices (e.g., thermostats, thermometers, mercury switches)
  • Elemental Mercury (please contact us in advance)

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Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday
Sunday & Holidays: Closed

Electronic and Universal Waste Recycling: every second Saturday of the Month

Moab Landfill:
​Approx. 1 mile east between Sand Flats Road and Potato Salad Hill Road
Class IVb landfill permitted to take construction/demolition material and yard waste.  Tire collection is done at this location and sent offsite for energy recovery and recycling.


***Scrap steel must be free of other debris and materials. Old lawn mowers and other equipment are accepted as longs as all fluids have been removed/drained. Non-freon containing appliances are accepted as long as they do not contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Freon-containing appliances are accepted at the Monument Waste Transfer Station.

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm | Gate Closes to Inbound Traffic at 4:45pm
Wednesday & Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm | Gate Closes to Inbound Traffic at 12:45pm
Sundays & Holidays: Closed

Klondike Landfill:
North of the Canyonlands Airport
Class I landfill permitted to take municipal solid waste, restaurant grease, special wastes and biosolidsClosed to the general public.

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Open: Monday-Friday | Closed: Weekends & Holidays
March-October: 7:00am-1:00pm | November-February: 8:00am-1:00pm


Compost Project:
On top of the old Moab Landfill adjacent to the current Moab Class IVb landfill.

Call for availability of material and to make arrangements to load out during Moab Landfill operating hours

2019 Holiday Schedule

(These are the dates the District’s facilities will be closed which may not be the actual holiday)
January 1, 2019 | New Years Day
January 21, 2019 | Martin Luther King’s Birthday
February 18, 2019 | Presidents Day
May 27, 2019 | Memorial Day
July 4, 2019| Independence Day
July 24, 2019 | Pioneer/Founders Day
September 2, 2019| Labor Day

November 11, 2019 | Veterans Day
November 28, 2019 | Thanksgiving
December 24, 2019
 | Christmas Eve – Close by noon
December 25, 2019 | Christmas Day
December 31, 2019 
 | New Year’s Eve – Close by noon
January 1, 2020 | New Year’s Day

Governance and Staffing

The District is a Special Service District within the State of Utah that is governed by a five person Administrative Control Board consisting of representatives from the Grand County Council, Moab City Council, Castle Valley Council, and two at-large members.  The board meets on the second Thursday of every month.  If there is no business to be conducted, the board typically does not hold a meeting in July.  Meetings are currently being held in the Board Room at the Hyatt Place Moab, 890 N Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532, beginning at 4:00 pm.  The daily operations are managed by a District Manager with assistance from an Administrative Assistant and a Facilities Supervisor/Foreman.