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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. Scrap metal is accepted free of charge. The County does not provide trash collection services. Contact your local haulers to arrange pickup.

The Nederland and Allenspark Transfer Stations will resume full services starting on Monday, May 4. Payments for services will again be accepted via cash and check.
We ask that all patrons follow these guidelines when visiting a facility:
• Face coverings must be worn while on-site
• Maintain six-feet of distance between other facility users
• Customers must stop at the stop sign, exit their vehicle, and complete payment for services at the office window before entering the facility
• The number of patrons allowed inside the facility at one time will be limited, so please remain at the stop sign until you are waved into the yard
• Bathrooms are for staff only
Thank you for your patience and understanding when visiting the facility. Staff will do their best to expedite your visit, but there may be waits while others are in the station.
For more information contact Cody Lillstrom at or 720-564-2757


Sunday10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m..-4 p.m


14857 State Hwy 7 Allenspark, CO 80510

Phone: 303-747-2107

Holiday Closures

New Year’s DayFriday, January 1
Martin Luther KingMonday, January 20
President’s DayMonday, February 17
Memorial DayMonday, May 25
Independence DaySaturday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 2
Election DayTuesday, November 10
Veteran’s DayWednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving (Observed)Wednesday, November 25
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, November 27
Christmas Eve (Observed)Wednesday, December 231/2 Day
Christmas DayFriday, December 25
New Year’s Eve (Observed)Wednesday, December 301/2 Day
New Year’s DayFriday, January 1

Recycling Items Accepted

Recycling is collected in separate bins as categorized below.

Corrugated cardboard bin:

  • Corrugated cardboard (please flatten)
  • Brown paper bags

Single-Stream recycling bin:


  • 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


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

Scrap metal bin:

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 doorsBBQ 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

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, washer, dryer, stove
  • $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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Boulder County Recycling Center
1901 63rd St
Boulder, CO 80301
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

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