Landfills & Solid Waste

The Tri-County Health Department will dissolve entirely on December 31, 2022.  

 

Adams County Residents:  On January 1, 2023 the Adams County Health Department will begin providing all public health services including all Environmental Health services.  Please visit Adams County Health Department for more information. 

 

Arapahoe County Residents:  On January 1, 2023 Arapahoe County Public Health will begin providing all public health services including all Environmental Health services.  Please visit Arapahoe County Public Health for more information. 

 

Douglas County Residents:  Beginning September 1, 2022, the Douglas County Health Department assumed responsibility for all Environmental Health services in Douglas County. On January 1, 2023 the Douglas County Health Department will begin providing all public health services.   Please contact 720 643-2400 or visit Douglas County Health Department for more information. 


Landfills are regulated facilities that are permitted and approved for disposal of household, commercial, construction, demolition, and sometimes asbestos contaminated waste. Individual landfills may be permitted to accept some or all of these types of wastes.

Biosolids

Biosolids are the treated, solid residuals that remain after the treatment of wastewater. Biosolids are rich in nutrients and are used as a soil fertilizer. Biosolids land application sites are typically rural, agricultural properties that are permitted through the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE) Water Quality Control Division for the land application of biosolids.

Green Trash Can Overflowing with Trash Bags

Inspections

Tri-County Health Department's solid waste staff conducts routine inspections at both landfill and biosolids land application sites to ensure that groundwater, the environment and public health are being protected.

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