Allenspark Sort Yard 

Community Forestry Sort Yards

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 sites accept:

  • Slash (tree limbs and branches) with no diameter limit, although we prefer logs to be cut to our specifications.
  • Pine needles, grass clippings, leaves, pine cones, bark mulch and other organic yard waste that can be composted.
  • New in 2014, both sort yards will accept logs that are currently infested with mountain pine beetle (MPB) during the seasonal flight. MPB populations continue to decline and the risk of infestation is significantly less today than it was even a few years ago. In addition, the benefit gained from cutting during beetle flight outweighs the risk of beetles flying during transportation.

When Hauling:

  • Haul yard waste in reusable containers. You will be required to dump material directly into a dumpster.
  • Keep yard waste separated from slash and logs.
  • When working on noxious weed management, haul weeds in sealed compostable bags and let our sort yard staff know you have weeds.

Please Note: Dropped-off wood material is not for public firewood use. Do not drop-off any construction materials, root balls, dirt, furniture, household trash or wood with metal wire on/in it at any time at any forestry sort yard site. 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