Recycling & Waste Management
Learn about the waste and recycling facilities available in the county.
The Public Health Department administers the permitting of individual on-site waste treatment systems (sewage treatment systems). All systems in the county and state are required to meet minimum standards established by state law.
Review the county's efforts to become more sustainable.
Noxious & Invasive Weeds
Review the county's priorities when it comes to noxious and invasive weeds.
In 2017, a regional stakeholder group, which included local governments, federal and state agencies, business and industry, community organizations, HOAs, and Colorado State University, convened to develop a forest landscape assessment using a geographic information systems (GIS) optimization process. This page outlines the process and their findings.
San Miguel County is a member of the San Miguel Basin Gunnison Sage-Grouse Working Group. Currently, there are fewer than 3,600 of these charismatic birds left in the wild and this federally threatened specie is found only in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah. The mission of the working group is to work together and coordinate efforts to ensure a thriving population of Gunnison sage-grouse in a healthy, conserved sagebrush ecosystem while helping to ensure a sustainable community in the San Miguel Basin, CO.