Allenspark Sort Yard 

Community Forestry Sort Yards

Drop off your logs, slash and timber for FREE at one of our two community forestry sort yards.

Nederland Area Sort Yard

Open May 3 - October 14

Meeker Park / Allenspark Sort Yard

May 24 – October 7

Call 303-678-6368 for operational status of either sort yard.

What We Accept


  • Trim branches flush to the trunk
  • Ends of logs must be cut square
  • All species accepted
  • Call 303-678-6368 for specifications

Chunk & Decayed Wood

Chunk wood
  • All wood must be free of nails, wire, and metal
  • Remove root ball

Noxious Weeds

Weeds in brown paper yard waste bag
  • Must be in a sealed paper yard bag
  • Learn more about Noxious Weeds

Slash & Branches

  • Separate piles for conifer and broad leaf trees (aspen trees must go in the broad leaf pile)

Pine Cones

Pine Cones
  • Pine cones should be separated from needles, leaves, and duff

Pine Needles & Leaves

Pine Cones, Needles & Leaves

What We Do Not Accept

Logs with Branches

Log with brances

Loose Weeds & Potted Plants

  • Weeds are accepted but only if in a sealed paper yard bag

Treated Lumber

Treated lumber

Construction Waste

Construction Waste

Rocks & Dirt




Stumps & Root Balls

Root ball

Cut Grass, Lawn Clippings, & Sod


Hauling Guidelines

  • Clean out your pickup or trailer before loading material. This helps keep trash and debris from mingling with material.
  • All material must be securely tied down.
  • Keep all types of material separate within the load. Each type of material is unloaded in a different location.
  • Haul pine cones, and pine needles in reusable containers.


Now Recruiting Volunteer Sort Yard Hosts

Are you interested in helping us operate the sort yards? Volunteers greet people as they enter the yard, collect data on the material they are delivering, provide information about forest ecology, bark beetles, and wildfire mitigation.

Other Resources

Photo Credits

"Yard Waste Bag Lineup (#1429)" by regan76, used under CC BY 2.0 / Cropped from original

"cut up tree" by wintersoul1, used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

"starr-081027-0332-Pinus_sp-cones_on_koa_leaf_duff-MISC_Piiholo-Maui" by Forest and Kim Starr, used under CC BY 2.0

"Sod" by Allan Lorde, used under CC BY-NC 2.0 / Cropped from original


Parks & Open Space
Wayne Harrington