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Landfill Regular Hours

Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - last delivery at 3:30 pm.

Otero County Landfill Inc. (OCLI) & Recycling


Art Lucero, Landfill Foreman

719-383-3037 (Automated Number)

411 N 10th St.

Rocky Ford, CO 81067

Cell: (719) 469-2977 

Jesse Howells, Landfill Manager

Cell: (719) 652-0088 

2024 Approved Holidays

New Year's DayMonday, January 1
President's DayMonday, February 19
Good FridayFriday, March 29
Memorial DayMonday, May 27
Independence DayThursday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 2
Veteran's DayMonday, November 11
ThanksgivingThursday/Friday, November 28 & 29
Christmas EveTuesday, December 24
ChristmasWednesday, December 25
New Year's EveTuesday, December 31 

Otero County Landfill Incorporated Logo


OCLI Board Members and Officers 2024

Danny Chavez - Manzanola - Chairman

Tim Knabenshue - Otero County - Vice Chairman

Martin Montoya - La Junta - Secretary/Treasurer

Dave Howard - Cheraw

Jim Bensley - Swink

Duane Gurle - Rocky Ford

Tracy Nelson - Fowler


411 N. 10th Street – Rocky Ford, Colorado 81067 - (719) 652-0088

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OCLI meets after the Otero Partners Incorporated meeting at 8:30 am,

Otero County Courthouse, 13 W 3rd St., Room 107 (Bauserman Room)

on the following dates for 2024:

Monday, January 15th

Tuesday, February 20th

Monday, March 18th

Monday, April 15th

Monday, May 20th

Monday, June 17th

Monday, July 15th

Monday, August 19th

Monday, September 16th

Monday, October 21st

Monday, November 18th

Monday, December 16th 

Otero County Landfill


21250 County Road 21
La Junta, CO 81050

Monday through Saturday
8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M

3:30 PM last delivery


  • Household Trash
  • Business Trash
  • Tree Limbs
  • Construction Materials
  • Demolition Materials with Demolition Permit and Manifest
  • Appliances without freon
  • Concrete
  • Small Animals
  • Tires



2024 Landfill Fees


  • Unloading Fee: Minimum charge of $25.00 to anyone who needs assistance.
  • Width x Length x Height divided by 27 = Cubic Yards
  • Uncovered, unsecured, or material visibly falling off or out of the vehicle will be charged a double rate.
  • Otero County residents will have to show a current utility bill and driver's license to dump at the "county rate."
  • If you have questions regarding fees or what can be accepted at the landfill, please call 719-652-0088.

Trash Category 

In County

Out of County

Compacted Trash:$30.00 per ton$52.00 per ton
Household Waste (loose): 1 yd. min.$10.00 per cubic yard$20.00 per cubic yard
Mattresses & Box Springs$10.00 per item$20.00 per item
Tree Limbs (less than 12 in.):$3.00 per cubic yard$6.00 per cubic yard
Logs, Rail Road Ties, Stumps & Power Poles:
18 inches in diameter or larger
$3.00 per linear foot$6.00 per linear foot
Appliances without Freon$ No Cost$ No Cost
Appliances with Freon (NOT ACCEPTED)
Tires size up to 22":$5.00 each$7.00 each
Tires 22.5" to 27.5" rim size:$12.00 each$15.00 each
Tires 28" rim size up to 60":$40.00 each$45.00 each
All tires with rims add$2.00 each$2.00 each
Construction Materials:
Clean dirt:$1.00 per cubic yard$1.00 per cubic yard
Clean Concrete, Rock, Brick:
no dirt, asphalt or rebar
$2.00 per cubic yard$4.00 per cubic yard
Mixed concrete:$3.00 per cubic yard$7.00 per cubic yard
Construction/Demo material & shingles$25.00 per ton$50.00 per ton
Dead Animals:
100 lbs. or smaller:$2.00 each$6.00 each
100 lbs.:$3.00 per 100 lbs.$6.00 per 100 lbs.
Contaminated Soil:$50.00 per ton$90.00 per ton
Special Waste:Pre-approval is required & Administrative Fee will apply.