TRANSFER STATIONS AND BAYFIELD YARD WASTE ARE OPEN. PLEASE NOTE NEW HOURS!

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General Information for the Bayfield and Marvel Transfer Stations.

La Plata County does not offer trash pickup services; however, the transfer stations are available for residents to drop off their residential waste. Dry brown yard waste may be disposed of at the Bayfield Transfer Station for $8 per load. There is no yard waste option at the Marvel Transfer Station.


All waste deposited at a Transfer Station must be moved to a landfill and therefore, residents are asked to take large loads directly to the landfill. Trailers are accepted at the Transfer Stations. All heavy construction debris must be taken to the landfill.

Hours of Operation listed below for Bayfield (closed all major holidays)

Monday Hours – 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.       

Tuesday Hours   – 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.      

Thursday Hours – 7:00 a.m. to 6:00ap.m.       

Saturday Hours – 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.          

Hours of Operation listed below for Marvel (closed all major holidays)


Wednesday Summer Hours – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   Wednesday Winter Hours   – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday Summer Hours   – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.      Saturday Winter Hours  – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Price of waste stream for residents: Please note that credit cards are now being accepted.

Compactible Waste $19.12 per cubic yard
Household Waste, few bags $3/bag, 2 bag minimum
Light Construction Debris $31.28 per cubic yard
Mattresses and Box Springs $30 per item
Yard Waste $8 per load only at Bayfield Transfer Station
Small Furniture (Chairs, outdoor bistro set, coffee tables and end tables) $20 per item
Medium Furniture (Loveseats, most dining tables, dishwasher) $30 per item
Large Furniture (Full size sofas, dining room sets, ovens and water heaters) $40 per item
Extra Large Furniture (Full size sleeper sofas, sofas with motorized recliners, large sectionals, or any other abnormally large furniture) $50 per item
La Plata County Transfer Station fees are adopted by resolution of the Board of County Commissioners, Resolution #2023-26, effective October 24, 2023.

Contact Information Telephone Numbers
For the Transfer Station attendant: 970-749-0738
Automated information: 970-382-6377


Transfer Stations Address:
Bayfield Transfer Station is located at 4496 CR 223, about halfway between Durango and Bayfield.

Marvel Transfer Station is located at 1765 CR 134, approximately 2 miles south of the intersections with CR 100 south of Marvel.

Items not accepted:

Dirt, ash and contaminated soil; rock, concrete and asphalt; tires; biological waste including animals and human remains, medical waste and pharmaceuticals; electronics, fluorescent bulbs; exploration and production waste; asbestos-containing materials; recreational vehicles, mobile homes or trailer houses; explosives, ammunitions; hazardous waste, liquid waste, pesticides/herbicides/insecticides, ozone-depleting compounds (i.e. Freon from refrigerants), and radioactive waste; paints, stains, motorized equipment waste and motor oil.


Yard Waste and Mulch at Bayfield Transfer Station: 
Slash and tree trimmings are welcome for the yard waste, which is $8 per load. Yard waste is only accepted at the Bayfield Transfer Station. The yard waste does not accept grass clippings, sage brush, mulch or large tree trunks. Plastic bags are not allowed in the yard waste area for pine needles. No trash, metal or plastic of any kind are allowed in the yard waste. The yard waste is converted into mulch. Mulch is free to self load any time the transfer station is open.

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