CANYONLANDS SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY

Canyonlands Solid Waste Authority

In 1993, the Grand County Council created the Solid Waste Special Service District #1 (District) for the purposes of constructing, maintaining, and operating a sanitary landfill facility for the disposal of solid waste generated by residents and businesses in Grand County, Utah; to operate a recycling program in Grand County, Utah; and otherwise manage solid waste; and to finance the construction, maintenance, and operation of such facilities and programs through charges for solid waste disposal and the levy of taxes on property in Grand County, Utah.

In May 2021, the District acquired the Canyonlands Transfer Station and began providing solid waste collection and hauling services. Today, the District provides comprehensive, turn-key solid waste management services, including managing the operations of the Moab Class IVb Landfill, the Klondike Class I Landfill, the Community Recycle Center, and the Moab Transfer Station.

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

Locations and Operating Hours

Facilities are closed on federally-recognized holidays.
Observed Holidays and Closures 2024

​​Solid Waste Special Service District #1 (dba Canyonlands Solid Waste Authority)

Landfills & Recycling Center Office
1000 Sand Flats Road
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 259-3867

Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8AM – 4PM

Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays

Collections, Hauling, & Transfer Station Office
2295 South Highway 191
Moab, Utah 84532
(435) 259-6314

Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8AM – 4:30PM

Community Recycle Center (CRC)
1000 East Sand Flats Road
Moab, Utah 84532
(435) 259-3867

Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8AM – 4PM
Saturday: 8AM – 12PM
Sunday & Holidays: Closed

AVAILABLE ALL HOURS OF OPERATION!
Electronic and Universal Waste Recycling:

Expanded Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collections is now available during regular hours of operation. Pricing, drop-off procedures, acceptable materials, and general information can be found here: HHW Program

We are excited to accept the following commodities for Our Universal and Electronic Waste Collection Program:
  • Antifreeze (residential and commercial)
  • Mercury Containing Devices (e.g., thermostats, thermometers, mercury switches)
  • Lead-acid Automotive Batteries

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Moab Landfill
​Approx. 1 mile east between Sand Flats Road and Potato Salad Hill Road
(435) 259-3867

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.

Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8AM – 4PM
Saturday: 8AM – 12PM
Sundays & Holidays: Closed

UNSCREENED MULCH IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
ACCEPTING SCRAP STEEL FREE OF CHARGE!!!

*** 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 Canyonlands Transfer Station.

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Canyonlands Transfer Station
2295 South Highway 191
Moab, Utah 84532
(435) 259-6314

Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8AM – 4PM
Saturday: 8AM – 12PM
Sunday & Holidays: Closed

Klondike Landfill
North of the Canyonlands Airport
(435) 259-3867

Class I landfill permitted to take municipal solid waste, restaurant grease, special wastes and biosolids. Closed to the general public.

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Hours:

Open: Monday-Friday: 8AM – 2PM | Closed: Weekends & Holidays

FRANCHISED HAULERS ONLY | CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

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 that live in Grand County. In 2024, the Board will meet on the third Wednesday of every month (2023 Board Meeting Schedule). The District’s operations are managed by the Executive Director with support from an Administrative Director, Operations Director, Program Manager, and dedicated operations team.