Solid Waste

Since 1996, the City of Grand Junction Solid Waste Department has provided automated refuse collection to all residential customers of less than eight units, within City limits. Commercial refuse collection is also available. In providing commercial service, we compete with the private sector. Curbside recycling, baling and marketing of recyclables is also available. This service is provided through a contract with Grand Junction Curbside Recycling Indefinitely (GJCRI).

The City's Solid Waste Department is a utility enterprise, funded with a minimum fund balance of 15% of annual operating expenses. Rates and rate changes are established by City Resolution. The fund's existence is to provide quality refuse collection to the citizens of the community at a fair price.

2022 Holiday Pick-up Schedule

There is no trash collection on major holidays. When the holiday listed below falls on a weekday, all trash collection will be delayed by one day the remainder of the week:

  • Friday, January 1 (New Year's Day)
  • Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)
  • Monday, July 4 (Independence Day)
  • Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)
  • Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Sunday, December 25 (Christmas)

For the recycling holiday schedule please contact GJCRI at 970-242-1036.

Special Assistance

The Solid Waste Department provides a special service for customers with physical disabilities. Each week, on your normal pick up day, the equipment operator will pull the automated container out to the street, empty the container and then bring the container back to it's original location.

For more information about Solid Waste Programs, send us an email or call 970-244-1570.