Grand County officials consider mothballing Kremmling landfill |

Grand County officials consider mothballing Kremmling landfill

Tonya Bina
Sky-Hi Daily News
Grand County, Colorado

Grand County officials are considering a closure of the Kremmling Landfill on Jan. 1, but the Granby Landfill is scheduled to stay open until The Trash Company’s new transfer station is up and running in Granby.

The opening of the new transfer station, which is being designed to handle solid waste from throughout county, has tentatively been set for May.

The county plans to maintain operations at the Granby Landfill until then, barring serious movement of earth at the landfill from ongoing slough problems. The Kremmling Landfill is planned to be “mothballed,” or kept in limbo in case use of the landfill becomes necessary at some point.

According to the county, personnel from the Kremmling Landfill and two employees from the Granby Landfill are starting new county positions. Employees from the Kremmling Landfill are transferring to the Granby Landfill. Two qualified individuals are starting work in the road and bridge department.

“The intent is not to lay off anyone if we can find a place for them, if they are qualified,” said Grand County Manager Lurline Underbrink Curran.

Up until permanent closure, hours at the Granby Landfill will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday – closed Sundays.