Many services are available online while locations are closed due to COVID-19. The State of Colorado is under Stay-at-Home Orders.

Resources have been compiled for those most impacted, and a call center is also available to answer questions at 720-776-0822.

Nederland Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off

Nederland Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off

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.
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.


Sunday8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday8 a.m.-4 p.m.


286 Ridge Road Nederland, CO 80466

Phone: 303-258-7878

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 Day (Observed)Thursday, November 12
ThanksgivingThursday, November 26
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, November 27
Christmas EveThursday, December 241/2 Day
Christmas Day
New Year’s EveThursday, December 311/2 Day
New Year’s DayFriday, January 1

Composting Service Guidelines & Fees

All organic material dropped off as compost must be delivered in a compostable bag. Printable Compost Guidelines


fruits & vegetablescompostable plates, cups, utensilspaper towels & napkinsyard, lawn & garden trimmings
coffee grounds & filters, tea bagsgreasy pizza boxesleaves, hay, straw & sawdust
meat & fishshredded paper
pasta & rice
breads & grains
dairy products - milk, cheese, eggs
shells & bones


Bag SizeFee
1-4 gallon bag$1
5-13 gallon bag (standard kitchen size)$2
14-33 gallon bag (paper lawn bags)$5
34+ (toter/commercial/event size)$7

Recycling Items Accepted

Recycling is collected in separate bins as categorized below.

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD BIN: SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING BIN: SCRAP METAL BIN: TEXTILES Boulder County contracts with USAgain for placement of a textile drop-off box at this location.USAgain accepts items for reuse/recycling such as:


Corrugated cardboard (please flatten)
Brown paper bags


Aluminum cans and clean foilNewspaper
Steel and tin cansMagazines and catalogs
Empty aerosol cansOffice paper and opened mail
Glass bottles and jarsPaperboard
Plastic bottles, tubs, jugs and screw- top jarsPhone books
Paper milk, soy cartons, drink boxes

SCRAP METAL BIN: Scrap metal is accepted free of charge. No salvaging.

ACCEPTEDNOT ACCEPTED for scrap metal recycling:
Appliances WITHOUT Freon®Refrigerators
DishwashersAir conditioners
MicrowavesFreezers (these items are accepted for a fee)
Hot water heatersHazardous wastes such as oil, gasoline, pressurized containers, car batteries, household batteries
Metal window frames (no glass)Tires
Lawnmowers (drained of all fluids)Computers or other electronic equipment
Metal lawn chairs
Storm doors
BBQ grills (No tanks)
Wheel rims
Metal pipes
Other items 50% metal or more approved by attendant

TEXTILES Boulder County contracts with USAgain for placement of a textile drop-off box at this location. USAgain accepts items for reuse/recycling such as:

children’s clothing

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, dryer, mattress, stove, washer
  • $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

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Resource Conservation Division

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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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