Location: North of Canyonlands Airport, West of Hwy 191
Winter: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day): 7:30 am to 12:00 pm (noon)
The Klondike Landfill is located on 80 acres approximately five miles north of the Canyonlands airport, west of Highway 191. The facility was started in 1997 and began receiving municipal solid waste from Grand county and northern San Juan county. Although the material brought to the landfill is household trash, the facility is closed to public and can only be accessed by franchised haulers. Most of the household trash that is brought to the site is hauled by Monument Waste Services, LLC. See below for a list of approved franchise haulers.
Special types of municipal waste such as restaurant grease, waste water treatment plant biosolids, and petroleum contaminated soils are brought by franchised haulers to the site for proper disposal.
Other materials that can be accepted includes other types of non hazardous contaminated soils, dead animals, spoiled foods, NON friable asbestos material (must be accompanied by a manifest) and treated medical waste (non biohazard). Refrigerators and other white goods are collected by Monument Waste where Freon is properly removed before sending the materials for recycling.
Contaminated soils, nonfriable asbestos materials, and special wastes require approval from the district office PRIOR to bringing the material to the landfill. Approval will be dependent on the results of any laboratory testing, safety data sheets, or other information as required for the material type. To request an approval to bring material, generators must complete and submit, with documentation. Go to the Special Wastes Page for more information.
Although the landfill is not open to the public, tours of the facility can be arranged with the District office. For more information, contact the District Manager at (435) 259-3867.
The operating hours of the landfill are seasonal with winter hours beginning at 8:30 am and closing by 1:00 pm. Summer hours are 7:30 am and close by noon. Summer hours begin Memorial Day Monday and end the Friday before Labor Day in September.
In 2017, the landfill received 12,120 tons of municipal waste, 79,368 gallons of restaurant grease , 2,501 cubic yards of biosolids, and only 247 cubic yards of contaminated soils.