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Posted on: April 12, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Glenwood Springs Announces ‘Celebrate Spring’ Events

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event scheduled for April 22 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Community Center

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Springtime is here and to celebrate the City of Glenwood Springs is hosting a series of events including a household hazardous waste drop-off, yard waste drop-off, landfill vouchers, a water webinar about the City’s tree and parks program and an Arbor Day planting event.

  • April 20, 12 p.m. (noon) via Zoom – Water Webinar: City Trees and Water Keys
  • April 21 and 22 at the former rodeo grounds – Brush and yard waste drop-off
  • April 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Center – Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off and Free Compost Pick-up
  • April 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various parks – Arbor Day Celebration Tree Planting

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off and Free Compost Pick-up

The City of Glenwood Springs will host a household hazardous waste drop-off event on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Community Center. Glenwood Springs residents can responsibly drop off hazardous waste then celebrate Earth Day with free compost pick-up. 


The hazardous waste drop-off will be accepted from private parties only. No commercial hazardous waste will be accepted. Please no containers larger than five (5) gallons, waste oil, or tires. All water-based paints, stains, and clear finishes will be recycled. Other types of waste will be disposed of according to state and federal regulations.


This service will be free to Glenwood Springs residents. No appointment is needed, but participants must provide driver’s license or ID card upon entry. People living outside the city limits of Glenwood Springs will be charged $2.00 per gallon, liquids or solids as estimated by an attendant – check or cash only. For a full list of accepted and not accepted waste, please visit cogs.us/696. If you have questions, please contact Liz Mauro at 970-945-5375.


Brush and Yard Waste Drop-Off

City residents can also drop off brush to the old rodeo fairgrounds, adjacent to the airport on April 21 and 22. Brush includes leaves and branches with a diameter of three inches or less. Drop-off is free but is only open to residents of Glenwood Springs. The collection site is not available for use by commercial operators.


When dropping off, please remove yard waste out of the bags and ensure any stones, litter, branches or other debris have been removed from your leaves to prevent equipment damage and worker injuries.


Landfill Vouchers

The City of Glenwood Springs is once again offering vouchers for the South Canyon Landfill. Vouchers were sent by mail to all residences within city limits in late March and are valid for up to one personal sized pickup-truck load of non-hazardous materials and are limited to one per household. 


Acceptable voucher materials include furniture, mattresses, metal, pallets, leaves, brush and yard waste. The voucher expiration date is July 31, 2023. For questions on materials accepted, please contact Liz Mauro at 970-945-5375.


The vouchers must be presented when greeted at the scale with identification to validate the address on the voucher. Vouchers are not redeemable for cash and are only valid for the resident living at the address on the voucher.


For questions about the landfill vouchers, contact Public Information Officer Bryana Starbuck at 970-384-6441 or bryana.starbuck@cogs.us.


Water Webinar: City Trees and Water Keys

On Thursday, April 20 at 12 p.m. (noon) join the City of Glenwood Springs River Commission for their next water webinar. Learn about the City's tree program and upcoming projects such as tree care assistance funding. Plus, get a sneak peek into the plans for the Xeric Demonstration Garden going in at 8th & Midland with insights into the City's water conservation program. Following the presentation will be an opportunity for questions and answers. This will be presented live via Zoom, streamed to the City’s Facebook page and uploaded to the City’s YouTube video library.


The webinar presenters will be Urban Ecology & Public Spaces Supervisor Heather Listermann and Parks Supervisor Matt Urmson. Please submit any accessibility accommodation or interpretation requests by April 20 via email at pio@cogs.us or call 970-384-6441.


Past webinars are available online on the River Commission’s webpage at cogs.us/206.


Arbor Day Planting

Get out this month and plant a tree with us at one of our parks, or even at home in your own backyard. To sign up to volunteer for planting trees at one of our parks, visit bit.ly/ArborDayCOGS.


If you choose to plant one at home, be sure to contact us so we can add it to our tree map and be sure to check our City’s Low Water Use Tree and Plant List.


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