Stage 1 fire restrictions, enacted for unincorporated areas of western Boulder County.

Nederland Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off

Nederland Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off

The Nederland transfer station will be temporarily closed on Sundays starting July 21, 2024. The closure will remain in place until the end of the construction project, approximately 4-6 weeks.


Sunday: (temporarily closed)
Monday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Holiday Hours

Martin Luther King Monday, Jan. 15
President’s Day Monday, Feb. 19
Memorial Day Monday, May 27
Juneteenth (observed) Thursday, June 20
Independence Day Thursday July 4
Independence Day (observed) Thursday July 5
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2
Veteran’s Day Monday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Thursday Nov. 28
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 29
Christmas Eve 1/2 Day Tuesday, Dec. 24
Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25
New Year’s Eve 1/2 Day Tuesday, Dec. 31
New Year’s Day Wednesday, Jan. 1

Composting Service Guidelines and Fees

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

Food Scraps Yard Waste
fruits and vegetables yard, lawn and garden trimmings
coffee grounds and filters, tea bags leaves, hay, straw and sawdust
meat and fish
pasta and rice
breads and grains
dairy products – milk, cheese, eggs
shells and bones
Bag Size Fee
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 (please flatten)
  • Brown paper bags


  • Containers must be emptied and rinsed before recycling. NO plastic bags.
  • 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

Scrap metal is accepted free of charge. No salvaging.

Accepted Not Accepted for scrap metal recycling:
Appliances without Freon® Refrigerators
Dishwashers Air conditioners
Microwaves Freezers (these items are accepted for a fee)
Hot water heaters Hazardous 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

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
  • Mattresses $25
  • Box Springs $25

Trash Disposal Fees

  • 13 gal. kitchen trash bag, $2 fee
  • 30-33 gal. trash bag (most popular size), $4 fee
  • Yard and leaf bag, $6 fee
  • Permit for ten 30-33 gallon bags or twenty 13 gallon bags or any combination, $40 fee

Per cubic yard, $16 fee

  • Furniture (couch, desk, table, etc.), $25 fee
  • Mattresses and box springs, $25 fee
  • Appliances with CFCs: refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, $60 fee
  • Cars, $25 fee
  • Station wagon, $35 fee
  • Pick-up truck, small, $40 fee
  • Pick-up truck, standard – bed level or van, $50 fee
  • Pick-up truck, standard – halfway up cab, $65 fee
  • Pick- up truck, standard w/ side rails – top of cab, $80 fee

NOTE: This facility does not accept construction and demolition (C&D) material from businesses or contractors. Please visit Town of Nederland Construction and Demolition Program.


Slash is not accepted at this site. See Community Forestry Sort Yards

Contact Us

Resource Conservation Division



Boulder County Recycling Center
1901 63rd St.
Boulder, CO 80301
Map and Directions
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.