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Town of Ophir Trash Facility

 Please make sure to close the Trash Building Door after using the facility! 
No bears or porcupines allowed!
Please ensure all lights are off after leaving the facility as well! ( Thank you!) 




Please no appliances, batteries, electronics, construction waste, or tires in Town dumpsters.

Paint and stain must be dry. Please add kitty litter or paint hardener prior to disposal.

Please break down cardboard boxes and place them in the west end dumpsters.


Please Absolutely NO Ashes in the Trash Building Dumpsters. Please use the ash bin outside. Thank You!
(Our last Trash Building burned down due to an ash fire)


Please note there are separate bins for paper and commingles (glass, plastic, aluminum).

For Recycling Guidelines and other resources to recycle please click HERE




Plastic Bag Recycling

In response to concerns from Certified Green Businesses, EcoAction Partners has launched an experimental 6 month plastic film recycling program. Trex Decking uses plastic film to make 100% post-cosumer products in the USA. This program is ongoing through November 24,2019 and will be assessed for permanent implementation then. 


Town of Ophir Drop Off Instructions:

Bundle plastics in a CLEAR bag. All plastic must be clean, dry and free of food residue. The Drop Off Box is located in the trash building by the stand alone composter.

What plastics can be recycled?

  • Grocery Bags
  • Packaging Air Pillow
  • Ziplock & reclosable food storage bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Bread Bags
  • Cereal Liners
  • Trash Bags, any color
  • Newspaper Sleeves
  • Ice Bags
  • Wood Pellet bags
  • Produce bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Salt bags
  • Case overwrap
  • LDPE/HDPE Films
  • 2, 4 polyethylene film


Do not include:

  • Degradable/compostable bags or film packing
  • Pre-washed salad mix bags
  • Frozen Food Bags
  • Candy Bar Wrappers
  • Chip Bags
  • Six-pack rings
  • Other recyclables; this waste stream is for plastic film only. 









The town of Ophir currently has four composters where residents can discard their home food waste in turn creating mulch/soil for our community. The composting program was implemented by the Ophir Self Reliance Committee in efforts to reduce residential waste and CO2 emissions.

Pledges are available for residents at the Trash Building and volunteers are needed to help with compost duties!







Please be mindful of what you put in the free box.
If the free box is full, please save your donations for another day.

Other options for donating your items are:

Ophir Facebook Group
Telluride Sweet Deals
Trash and Treasure -
Telluride Freebox
Second Chance Thrift Shop - Telluride and Ridgeway
Life Choices - Montrose
MADA - Montrose
2nd Impressions - Montrose
Habitat for Humanity - Montrose

NOBODY wants...

Your old boxers or kids used underwear
Ripped, holey, stained, stretched out clothing
Any broken items
Old, dirty appliances or kitchenware
Old TV\'s or other old electronics
Paint, oil, chemicals or other hazardous waste
Batteries, tires or tire rims
Chairs, tables, couches or other large items (Please call Trash or Treasure on KOTO radio )

When you put these items in the free box, you are merely leaving your trash for someone else to clean up.

Thank you for being thoughtful and passing along only good, desirable, and useable items!