Wind Closures

When does the Landfill have to close?

As a condition of the State of Colorado Laws regulating municipal solid waste landfills, facilities must close during periods of excessive winds to minimize blowing trash.  Wray Gulch Landfill must stop taking trash when winds exceed 25 miles per hour or 40 mile per hour gusts.

We understand the inconvenience this causes people who drive all the way to our remote landfill with a load of trash only to be turned away because of high winds.

In our effort to advise customers of a wind closure or any other adverse conditions that may affect your trip to the landfill, we offer a few suggestions on the right.

Is the landfill closed right now?

  • Call the Landfill at (970) 942-7281, or
  • Check the main Landfill page and click on alerts, or
  • Sign up as a subscriber to Landfill Alerts and receive text and email notifications:
    • Go to
    • Click on the "Subscribe" icon on the bottom of the page.
    • Type in your email address, click on "Sign In".  Type in your phone number and "Save" to receive texts.
    • Click on the email and/or cell phone icon next to "Wray Gulch Landfill".  You will need to reply to a confirmation email and/or text to complete the set-up.