Boulder County Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Center
Location: 286 Ridge Rd. (E. of Peak to Peak Hwy.) View a Map.
Hours: Open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., 6 days a week; Closed Wed.
The Following Materials are Accepted at the Drop-Off Center:
Please rinse containers. Do not flatten or crush.
- Glass bottles and jars of any color (please avoid breaking glass)
- Aluminum cans (Do not crush or flatten cans.)
- Aluminum pie pans and aluminum foil (Ball all aluminum foil together into one large ball 2" or larger. No small, balled-up foil please.)
- Steel (tin) cans
- Metal jar lids
- Metal bottle caps
- Empty aerosol cans (no caps)
- Paper milk cartons/drink boxes/juice cartons
- Plastic bottles and jugs with a #1, #2, or #5 on the bottom
- Plastic screw-top jars with a #1 on the bottom
Paper Materials: all mixed together
Office Paper/Opened Mail
Blueprints, brochures, computer printouts, file folders, fax paper, greeting cards, letterhead, pamphlets, pastel colored legal pad paper, slick/glossy ads & brochures, stationery letters, white ream wrappers, white & pastel-colored paper, white & pastel-colored envelopes (windows envelopes OK)
Newspaper and newspaper inserts
NO bags or string
Larger single-layer boxes, such as: cereal boxes (throw away inside bag), gift/shirt boxes, shoe boxes, 6-pack & 12-pack cartons/boxes.
Corrugated Cardboard and Brown Paper Bags
Please flatten boxes.
Scrap metals of all types are accepted. Appliances are accepted for a fee. Please call for information.
NO pressurized containers such as propane canisters
NO wire fencing
NO computers, TVs, or other electronic equipment. Click here for electronics recycling.
For more detailed information on what can be recycled in any of these categories, please refer to the guidelines of the latest Eco-Cycle Times. You can print the center pull-out section for a convenient guide to recycling in all of Boulder County.
You can also visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website or call us at any of the numbers listed below.
Do you have an unusual item you don't want to toss in the garbage? Check out our Guide to Hard-to-Recycle Materials.