Landfill Summer Hours:

Monday 8:00-4:00

Tuesday 8:00-4:00

Wednesday 8:00-4:30

Thursday 8:00-4:00

Friday 8:00-4:30

Saturday 8:00-4:00

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 

FY 2023 Approved Holidays

New Year's Day Monday, January 2
President's Day Monday, February 20
Good Friday Friday, April 7
Memorial Day Monday, May 29
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 4
Veteran's Day  Friday, November 10
Thanksgiving Thursday/Friday, November 23 & 24
Christmas Eve Friday, December 22
Christmas Monday, December 25
New Year's Eve Friday, December 29


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OCLI Board Members and Officers 2023

Lucas Flanscha-Fowler-Chairman

Tim Knabenshue-Otero County-Vice Chairman

Danny Chavez-Manzanola-Secretary/Treasurer

Dave Howard-Cheraw

Martin Montoya-La Junta

Jim Bensley-Swink

Marty Lee-Rocky Ford



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., La Junta on the following dates for 2023:

Monday, January 16th

Tuesday, February 21st

Monday, March 20th

Monday, April 17th

Monday, May 15th

Monday, June 19th

Monday, July 17th

Monday, August 21st

Monday, September 18th

Monday, October 16th

Monday, November 20th

Monday, December 18th 

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



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:

Household Waste (loose): 1 yd. min.

Mattresses & Box Springs

$24.00 per ton

$6.00 per cubic yard

$10.00 per item

$48.00 per ton

$10.00 per cubic yard

$20.00 per item

Burn Barrels: $1.00/barrel $4.00/barrel
Tree Limbs (less than 12 in.): $2.00 per cubic yard $4.00 per cubic yard
Logs, Rail Road Ties, Stumps & Power Poles:
18 inches in diameter or larger
$2.00 per linear foot $4.00 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 rim 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 $20.00 per ton $40.00 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: $40.00 per ton $80.00 per ton
Special Waste: Pre-approval required & Administrative Fee will apply.