Nederland Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off

Nederland Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off

The Nederland and Allenspark Transfer Stations have modified operations in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please read the updated procedures before visiting the transfer station:
• Please do not visit the transfer station if you feel unwell or have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
• Maintain six-feet of distance between other facility users.
• 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.
The Nederland and Allenspark Transfer Station will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 & Friday, Nov. 25.

Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m

President’s DayMonday, Feb. 21
Memorial DayMonday, May 30
JuneteenthSunday, June 19
Independence DayMonday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, Sept. 6
Election DayTuesday, Nov. 8
Veteran’s DayFriday, Nov. 11
ThanksgivingThursday, Nov. 24
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, Nov. 25
Christmas Eve 1/2 DaySaturday, Dec. 24
Christmas DaySunday, Dec. 25
New Year’s Eve 1/2 DaySaturday, Dec. 31
New Year’s DaySunday, Jan. 1
Martin Luther KingMonday, Jan. 16


286 Ridge Road Nederland, CO 80466

Phone: 303-258-7878

Composting Service Guidelines & Fees

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

fruits & vegetables compostable plates, cups, utensils paper towels & napkins yard, lawn & garden trimmings
coffee grounds & filters, tea bags greasy pizza boxes leaves, hay, straw & sawdust
meat & fish shredded paper
pasta & rice
breads & grains
dairy products – milk, cheese, eggs
shells & 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


  • 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: 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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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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