Lincoln County Landfills - Sorting GuidelinesIf you have more than one type of waste, it is helpful if you can tell the scale clerk what portion of your load is in each category. (example: 50% construction waste)
Updated: July 2016
Waste must be sorted into the following categories:
- Garbage: Any putrescible (anything that rots) solid or semi-solid animal and/or vegetable waste material resulting from the transport (packaging material), preparation, cooking, serving and consumption of food. NO metal (other than food packaging) can be mixed in! Empty containers of household cleaners, vacuum cleaner bags and similar household waste may be disposed of.
- Construction and Demolition Waste (C&D): Inert construction/demolition wastes. Some examples are sheet rock, wood (sized, painted or finished wood products), shingles, insulation, PVC pipe, plastic sheeting, inner tubes, EMPTY propane and fuel tanks, carpet, furniture, mattresses, draperies, cardboard, etc. Demolition material must be broken down as wall sections and roof sections will be turned away.
- Clean Fill: Items such as rock, hardened asphalt, cinder blocks, clean (non-contaminated) dirt, concrete, old bricks, et cetera. If you have fence posts embedded in concrete, the post must be cut off flush to the concrete and put in the appropriate pile. Absolutely no brush.
- Dead Animal Waste (Kemmerer and Thayne only): Dead animals or waste from meat processing.
- Refrigerators, Freezers/other refrigerant containing appliances: Designated spot for refrigerant removal. Units must be completely empty of contents!
- Metal: Stoves, et cetera—Appliances must be empty. NO propane or fuel tanks. Fuel tanks, tires and tracks must be removed from lawn mowers, motorcycles, snow machines, et cetera before disposal.
- E-waste: Computers, laptops, TVs
- Fencing Wire and Metal Banding: separate from the metal pile. Metal fence posts do go in the metal pile and plastic banding and twine goes in C&D
- Used Motor Oil: Household quantities (less than 5 gallons). Cannot contain any antifreeze or cooking oil, deposit in marked container
- Used Antifreeze: Household quantities (less than 5 gallons). Deposit in marked container.
- Cooking Oil: Household quantities (less than 5 gallons) deposited in properly marked container.
- Latex Paint: : Household quantities (if still liquid, solidified paint can be disposed of in regular trash) deposited in properly marked container. NO oil based paints or stains!
- Petroleum Contaminated Soil: (Kemmerer Landfill Only) with lab test results showing only motor vehicle fuels or motor oil that does not exceed 40,000 parts per million.
- Vegetative Material in Natural State: tree limbs, brush, grass (no bags), etc. Tree limbs must be less than 8” in diameter. Any brush or limbs that cannot be bent easily by hand should be cut into 3’ lengths. Cannot contain any dirt, rocks or concrete.
- Medical Waste - Star Valley Medical Center and South Lincoln Medical Center can accept this kind of waste. Contact them for details.
- Hazardous Wastes
Other RulesNO SCAVENGING
CHILDREN AND PETS MUST STAY IN THE VEHICLE