Allenspark Transfer Station & Recycling Drop-off 

Allenspark Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off

New hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.
CLOSED - Tuesday and Thursday

Now ACCEPTING Scrap Metal

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.

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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    Allenspark Transfer Station



    14875 Highway 7
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