Allenspark Transfer Station & Recycling Drop-off 

Allenspark Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off

Allenspark Transfer Station is a staffed facility accepting bagged and loose garbage from households and small businesses for a fee. Recycling is free of charge. Now accepting scrap metal

The County does not provide trash collection services. Contact local haulers listed in the yellow pages of your phone directory to arrange pickup.

Electronic & Computer Waste

New Law Prohibits Landfill Disposal of Electronics in Colorado. The “Electronic Recycling Jobs Act,” (SB12-133) prohibits the disposal of waste electronic devices (e-waste) in Colorado as of July 1, 2013.See more.


Hours - Allenspark Transfer Station
  New hours .
Please note: the facility is CLOSED on County holidays.
Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Saturday 10 a.m..-4 p.m.

2016 Holiday Closures

The Allenspark Transfer Station and Recycling Center will be closed on the following holidays:

  • January 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 15, Presidents' Day
  • May  30, Memorial Day
  • July 4,  Independence Day 
  • September 5,  Labor Day
  • November 8, Election Day
  • November 11, Veterans' Day 
  • November 24, Thanksgiving Day
  • November 25, Day after Thanksgiving
  • December 25, Christmas
  • December 26, Christmas Day (observed) 
  • January 1,  New Year's
  • January 2, New Year's Day (observed)  

    Recycling Items Accepted

    Recycling is collected in separate bins as categorized below.

    Corrugated cardboard and brown paper bag bin includes:

    • Corrugated cardboard (please flatten)
    • Brown paper bags

    Single-Stream recycling bin includes:

    • Aluminum cans and clean foil
    • Steel and tin cans
    • Empty aerosol cans
    • Glass bottles and jars
    • Plastic bottles, tubs, jugs and screw-top jars
    • Paper milk, soy cartons, drink boxes
    Mixed paper
    • Newspaper
    • Magazines and catalogs
    • Office paper and opened mail
    • Paperboard
    • Phone books

    Scrap metal bin includes items such as:

    Scrap metal is accepted free of charge. No salvaging.

    • Appliances WITHOUT Freon®
    • Dishwashers
    • Microwaves
    • Hot water heaters
    • Metal window frames (no glass)
    • Lawnmowers (drained of all fluids)
    • Metal lawn chairs
    • Storm doors
    • BBQ grills (No tanks)
    • Wheel rims
    • Metal pipes
    • Other items 50% metal or more approved by attendant
    Items NOT acceptable for scrap metal recycling
    • Refrigerators
    • Air conditioners
    • Freezers (these items are accepted for a fee)
    • Hazardous wastes such as oil, gasoline, pressurized containers, car batteries, household batteries
    • Tires
    • Computers or other electronic equipment


    Boulder County contracts with USAgain for placement of a textile drop-off box at this location. USAgain accepts items for reuse/recycling such as:

    • clothes
    • footwear
    • children’s clothing
    • accessories
    • linens

    Trash Disposal Fees

    • $2 - Bag - 13 gal. kitchen trash bag
    • $4 - Bag - 30-33 gal. trash bag (most popular size)
    • $6 - Bag - yard and leaf bag
    • $16 - Loose trash, per cubic yard
    • $25 - Large items such as: couch, desk, dishwasher, dryer, mattress, stove, washer
    • $60 - Appliances with CFCs, such as: refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers
    • $40 - Permit, good for ten 30-33 gallon bags or twenty 13 gallon bags or any combination
    • $25 - Automobiles (sedan)
    • $35 - Station Wagon
    • $40 - Pick-up Truck, small
    • $50 - Pick-up Truck, standard - bed level or van
    • $65 - Pick-up Truck, standard - halfway up cab
    • $80 - Pick-up Truck, standard w/side rails - top of cab

    NOTE: Our facility does not accept construction and demolition (C&D) material from businesses or contractors.


    Slash is not accepted at this site. See Community Forestry Sort Yards for other options.

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