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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.

Nederland and Allenspark Transfer Stations moving to limited operations effective Immediately. Please limit your trips to the transfer stations and drop off only what is absolutely necessary.
No cost to drop off household materials at this time. For the time being, there will be no charge for dropping off household trash, recycling, and compost. By not accepting currency we can help slow the virus’ spread. We appreciate your understanding of limited services during these times.
In an effort to assist with preventing the spread of COVID-19, the transfer stations in Nederland and Allenspark will be operating regular hours, but will only collect household trash (bags), recycling, (and compost in Nederland). As usual, no commercial and construction waste will be accepted. No pickup truck-beds and no trailers of waste will be accepted at this time due to the limited operations. Please take these materials directly to area landfills or other outlets.


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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