Meandering Life Rating: (4 / 5)
DUMP STATION REVIEW: City of Cortez Industrial Park Dump, 115 W. Progress Circle, Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-7320
Cost: Free dump, Pay for potable water
The dump is open seasonally May 1st to November 15th each year. We were there late April 2018 and called ahead and found out they were open. Call first before you go if it is outside the normal time. Very easy to find the station, they have signs with arrows, but it is all the way in the back of the industrial park. The dump is completely free. The water station is near the dump but is not free. There is a quarter machine on the wall near a small spigot for the water. I asked the receptionist the cost of the water and she said it was $.25 for 15 gallons. We spent $1 and got maybe around 50 gallons or so (definitely not 60 gallons). Our 43-gallon tank had some water in it and we filled two 6-gallon water jugs as well. We found out later that the tank was not quite full like we thought so that’s why we figure we may have gotten around 50 gallons or less. I wonder if it isn’t more like $.25 for 12 gallons. Even thought the dump is right next to a recycling facility, there did not appear to be any spot to throw away trash. Either way it was convenient and very cheap so we were happy. Great idea for cities to provide this service!