Stage 1 fire restrictions for western Boulder county effective 11/30/21. See flyer, map, and news release for details.

Community Forestry Sort Yards

Community Forestry Sort Yards

The Sort Yards are closed for the season.

Drop off your logs, slash, and timber for FREE at one of our two Community Forestry Sort Yards.

Nederland Sort Yard

Closed for the season

Nederland Sort Yard

291 Ridge Road, Nederland

Meeker Park Sort Yard

Closed for the season

Allenspark Sort Yard

8200 Hwy 7, Allenspark

Nederland Hours

The Nederland Sort Yard closed for the season on Oct. 23.

Meeker Park Hours

The Meeker Park Sort Yard closed for the season on Oct. 16.

Operational Status

Call 303-678-6368 for operational status of either sort yard. Closures may be announced depending on weather and staffing requirements.

New Users & Contractors

All new users will be required to complete a short registration form before they can unload. Remember, this is a sort yard and you must separate your woody biomass into the correct areas.

All contractors will be required to complete a short registration form for each client’s property. Contractors will not be able to unload without the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Physical address of property (including county and zip code)

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.

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What We Accept



  • Trim branches flush to the trunk
  • Ends of logs must be cut square
  • All species accepted
  • Burned logs are 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

Noxious Weeds

  • Must be in a paper yard bag
    (roll shut – do not use tape or staples)
  • Learn more about Noxious Weeds

Slash & Branches

Slash and Branches

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

Pine Cones, Needles & Leaves

Pine Cones

  • Consider keeping your pine cones and needles in a reusable container
  • If grass is mixed with your pine cones and needles, they must be in a brown paper bag

What We Do Not Accept

Logs with Branches

Logs with Branches

Loose Weeds & Potted Plants

Loose Weeds & Potted Plants

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

Dimensional & Treated Lumber

Treated Lumber

Construction Waste

Construction Waste

Rocks, Dirt, & Fireplace Ash

Rocks & Dirt



Stumps & Root Balls

Stumps & Root Balls

Sod & Grass

Cut Grass, Lawn Clippings, & Sod

Free Mulch & Materials

Sorry, we are no longer accepting requests for free mulch and materials.

Other Resources

The Sort Yard is the best use of County Resources in the Allenspark area. It not only provides useful disposal of wildfire mitigation residue but staff have been excellent information resources for forestry practices, weed identification, and best practices.- Phil S.
We have been coming to the sort yard regularly for the past 5 years. Without this facility we would have never have been able to make this kind of progress clearing our property and mitigating against fire. Wayne and all of his staff are fantastic. We have enjoyed Jake this summer and still miss Tom and Nathan! Keep up the good work!- Mark and Yvonne
Thank you all for making the mitigation work so much easier!! You are very much appreciated! Muchas Gracias.- Anonymous
The sort yard is an asset to the mountain community. I have a small property (~1 acre) and don’t have room to pile materials to decompose safely. Thank You for the varied materials that are accepted (trees, pine needles, noxious weeds) .- Anonymous

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