Allenspark Sort Yard 

Community Forestry Sort Yards

The Community Forestry Sort Yards last day of operation for 2014 will be Saturday, October 18. Both the Nederland and Allenspark sort yards are scheduled to close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 18.

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Boulder County has established two community forestry sort yards – in Allenspark and Nederland – to collect wood and slash from county residents. Area residents can drop off logs and slash from private land for no charge at either community forestry sort yard.

You spoke, and we listened... Expanded sort yard operating days are here for 2014! The Allenspark and Nederland Sort Yards are open Wednesday thru Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Both sort yards may have additional closures dependent upon weather, staffing, training and administrative requirements. See 2014 Sort Yards flyer.

Allenspark Area Sort Yard: OPEN

Nederland Area Sort Yard: OPEN

  • Location: 291 Ridge Road, Nederland (north of the Town of Nederland, east of Hwy. 72)
  • Open Wednesday thru Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. through October 18.
  • Periodically closed due to inclement weather and staff training. Call 303-678-6368 for operational status, or contact the sort yard at 303-258-3622.

Got pine needles? We are now accepting pine needles and grass clippings at the Nederland and Allenspark sort yards. This service is a limited pilot program and may not be available the entire summer.

Both Sort Yards Accept:

  • Slash (tree limbs and branches). We prefer logs to be cut to our specifications.
  • Pine needles, grass clippings, noxious weeds, leaves, pine cones, and bark mulch.

When Hauling Slash, Logs and Yard Waste:

  • All material must be securely tied down
  • Keep all types of material (logs, slash and yard waste) separate within the load. Each type of material is unloaded in a different location.
  • Haul yard waste such as pine needles, grass clippings, pine cones, and bark mulch in reusable containers.

When Hauling Noxious Weeds:

  • Special hauling requirements are in place to limit the spread of noxious weeds during transport.
  • Haul noxious weeds (the whole plant) in sealed compostable brown bags (exception thistles and mullein).
  • For thistles and mulleins, the flower section of the plant can be cut from the stem of the plant and bagged. The flower section contains the seeds.

Sort Yards Do Not Accept:

  • Do not drop-off any construction materials, root balls, stumps, dirt, furniture, household trash or wood with metal wire on/in.

Sort yards will accept vegetative flood debris only if it is free of mud and rocks.

Boulder County residents may use the county’s and the city of Boulder’s year-round and yard waste drop-off site (fees may apply) for items that are not accepted at forestry sort yards. For more information, call Ryan Ludlow, outreach forester, at 720-564-2641 or email:

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Mailing Address

Forest Health
Boulder County Land Use
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

Property Owner &
Private Land Issues

Ryan Ludlow
Outreach Forester
Land Use

County Managed
Open Space Lands

Chad Julian
Sr. Resource Specialist
Forestry & Fire
Parks and Open Space

Community Forestry Sort Yards

Wayne Harrington
Sort Yard Operator
Parks and Open Space