Moab Landfill


Location: Approximately 1 mile east between Sand Flats Road and Potato Salad Road.


Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm
Sundays & Holidays: Closed

The Moab Landfill is a Class IVb permitted facility limited to receive residential and commercial construction/demolition (C&D) debris and green/yard waste. Materials that meet this criteria includes bricks, concrete, asphalt, rocks, roofing shingles (non-asbestos), tree roots, sheet rock, remodeling or building repairs, pavement/house/commercial building demolition (non-asbestos), tree limbs, grass clippings, leaves, weeds, garden waste. Tires can be accepted for recycling, not burial and disposal. Canyonlands Solid Waste Authority contracts to have tires sent offsite for energy recovery, recycling, and repurposing.

The Moab Landfill also accepts, scrap steel/metal/aluminum, metal appliances, fill dirt, and bulky waste items such as furniture, mattresses, and box springs as part of our Bulky Waste Diversion Program. These items are re-routed to our Klondike Landfill facility to conserve the limited available airspace at Moab Landfill. The 2023 Moab Landfill Fee Schedule is located here.

The following items are prohibited from the Moab Landfill:

  • Cardboard (effective June 1, 2019)
  • Household Trash/Garbage
  • Asbestos-containing materials (all types)
  • Petroleum Contaminated Soils
  • Liquids
  • Electronics
  • Universal Waste (mercury-containing thermostats, batteries, light bulbs)
  • Hazardous Materials/Waste
  • Animal Carcasses
  • Railroad Ties and other similar treated wood
  • Special Waste (e.g., petroleum contaminated soils, sludge, septage)
  • Biohazardous Waste
  • Hot Ash

A study was conducted in 2009 to determine if there was any contaminated groundwater coming from the old Moab Landfill often referred to as the “Moab Dump.” The groundwater analysis did not find elevated levels of any landfill constituents which included a full list of volatile organic compounds, various heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and mercury, and other contaminants of concern. The groundwater samples were taken from a drilled water bore south of the landfill.

The following is not an all inclusive list of materials that are unacceptable. Customers are cautioned to ask before dumping as the CSWA will charge for the time of labor and equipment as well as disposal costs for improperly or illegally disposed materials.

  • Liquids: This includes any vehicle fluids, paints, solvents, sludges, chemicals, petroleum products, grease, adhesives, etc.
  • Batteries: Automotive batteries can be taken to the local auto parts stores. Batteries can be disposed of at the Community Recycle Center (1000 Sand Flats Road) as part of our Universal and Electronic Waste Recycling Program in regular hours of operation.
  • Tanks/drums: To be accepted at the landfill, the tanks must be cut in half and triple-rinsed.
  • Asbestos containing material: Many older mobile homes have asbestos. The asbestos has to be removed and mobile homes certified as asbestos free before disposal.
  • Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Wastes: None are acceptable.

All loads that are brought to the Moab Landfill are subject to waste screening and random load inspections. Any loads found containing hazardous or unacceptable material will be investigated and potentially prosecuted to the full extent of the law for violations of state and federal laws. Equipment operators have received certified training on waste screening and load inspections.

In 2017, the landfill received about 17,614 cubic yards of material which is approximately 8,807 tons. Approximately 1651 tons were green waste. In addition only 353 cubic yards of tires were received as the local tire dealers have been able to directly contract with a tire recycler.

The district waived disposal fees for the 2018 Cinema Court/Pack Creek fire cleanup resulting in the loss of 9 homes plus outbuildings and some of the trees. Over 765 tons were received and the value of disposal fees waived exceed $18,000. The only asbestos containing material found was taken to the Klondike Landfill and the disposal fees were donated by an anonymous source.