Gilpin County Historic Courthouse front porch/entrance will be closed May 16 to June 17. Signs will redirect visitors.


Gilpin County Trash Transfer Station, Recycling, Slash and Logs


Upcoming Transfer Station and Slash Site Holiday Closures and Events:  

Tuesday, April 9: Slash Site Opens for the Season. Same days and hours as the Transfer Station until November 3. 

Sunday, May 26: Closed. Memorial Day holiday.

Wednesday, June 19: Closed. Juneteenth holiday.

Thursday, July 4: Closed. Independence Day holiday.

Sunday, September 1: Closed. Labor Day holiday.

Sunday, October 6: Closed. Cabrini Day holiday (no closure for Columbus Day).

Sunday, November 3:  Final Day for the Slash Site.

Sunday, November 10: Closed. Veterans Day holiday.

Thursday and Friday, November 28 & 29: Closed. Thanksgiving holidays.

Sunday, December 20:   Last Day to use 2024 free trash tokens.

Sunday, December 22: Closed. Christmas Eve holiday.

Wednesday, December 25: Closed. Christmas holiday.

Wednesday, January 1 2025: Closed. New Years holiday.

Our Services and Events
Trash and Debris

Residential waste is charged by the bag. Residents pay $3 for regular trash bags up to 33 gallons, and $4 for bags that are 34-55 gallons. Non resident rates are $5 & $7 per bag. Larger items and construction debris are charged by the piece or by the cubic yard. $30 per cubic yard for residents, $35 for non-residents. Individuals who are not residents of Gilpin County are welcome to use the transfer station and pay non-resident prices. 

Recycling & Electronic Waste

There is a $2 Recycling Service Fee for household quantities.   Larger fees apply for commercial loads.

Many types of items can be recycled during regular Transfer Station hours. Please see link on left for more detailed information about recycling.

  1. Altogether Recycling: The following items can be recycled together: Aluminum and steel cans; plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars; newspapers and magazines; office papers and junk mail; cereal and other smaller cardboard boxes.
    DO NOT INCLUDE: plastic bags or cups; Styrofoam cups or peanuts; glass bakeware or plate glass like mirrors or windows; paper towels or napkins; plastic syringes.
  2. Corrugated Boxes: Please empty and flatten corrugated cardboard boxes and drop them in the cardboard recycling bin.
  3. Electronic Waste:  TV's and monitors- $1.50 per diagonal inch.    PC's laptops - $8.  Printers-$10.  Stereos, DVD Players, VCR's, etc - $5.   Cell phones, keyboards, mouse - $1.              Gilpin County is happy to provide this service for recycling electronic waste, however we realize that other recyclers in the Front Range have different pricing structures, which may be less expensive for our residents.  Check their websites for details.  
    1. Best Buy Stores:  Up to 3 items per day free, including computers, laptops, DVD players & some other e-waste.   TV's and screens $29.99 with size limitations.   
    2. Sustainability:  6240 W 54th Ave, Arvada.   Many items no charge.  Other e-waste 35 cents per pound.  TV's and Monitors 55 cents per pound.   
    3. CHARM: 6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder.   Prices charged by the pound.
  4. Tires:  32" and smaller - $5 ($7.50 non-resident).  33"-44" - $10 ($15 non-resident)  $5 surcharge is the tire is on the rim.
  5. Motor oil and antifreeze:  $1 per gallon.
  6. Scrap metal:  Mixed ferrous and non ferrous metal.  No charge  (fees apply for bulky items like appliances) 
  7. More information. Please check Recycling Information Flyer link for more details on recycling.

The slash site is open early for the season on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 with the same days and hours as the Transfer Station.   It is scheduled to remain open through Sunday, November 3rd, 2024.

Please have your County Resident window sticker visible in your windshield. Fees apply to non-residents and all commercial loads.  There is no charge for household quantities of slash from County residents.   Fees are charged for ALL COMMERCIAL LOADS.  

Pick up free truck loads of mulch while you are at the slash site.  Call the office to schedule a time to pick up commercial loads of mulch.  303-582-5004.



Free Trash Day Token

Each residential property is eligible for one free trash day token per calendar year. Tokens are intended to assist with an annual cleanup and are valid for up to five cubic yards of waste. Please check out the Free Trash Day Flyer for more information. The 2024 token must be used by December 20th, 2024.

To request a Free Trash Day token, please click this link to send an email to Include your name and the property address. Please note that new owners and renters may need to provide proof of residency. Once approved, we can usually have your token available the next business day. If we know what day you are stopping by we can leave the token on the hooks inside the office entryway for a fast, contact-free pickup. Tokens can be picked up most weekdays, at the Public Works office located behind the transfer station at 255 Braecher Park Road. Beginning June 5, 2023 the Office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday.

Free Trash Day Information

Household Hazardous Materials

Certain hazardous materials can be recycled at the Transfer Station for a fee. More information on how to handle household hazardous materials and disposal options for refrigerators and freezers are included on the links shown on the left. Examples of this are:

  1. Paint.  Gilpin County and will host a free paint recycling day Tuesday, July 25 from 1:00 - 5:00 at the Fairgrounds / Rec Center parking lot.  Be sure to check the re-use table for paint that is brought in in good condition.
  2. Paint:  If you miss the paint recycling day, old paint can be disposed of after being solidified with paint hardener or cat litter prior to disposal.   We are unable to accept any liquids at the transfer station.
  3. Tires. Passenger tires and small truck tires are $5.00 per tire for residents.
  4. Vehicle Batteries and Motor Oil. Batteries are $10.00; Motor oil and Antifreeze are $1.00 per gallon.
  5. Electronics Recycling. TV's and computer monitors - $1.50 per diagonal inch; PC's and laptops - $8.00; DVD and VCR players - $5.00; Keyboards, cell phones and small items - $1.00.

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Paint Recycling

Gilpin County was fortunate to partner with PaintCare Colorado for paint (and stain) recycling days for the past few years.   PaintCare is changing their collection system, and will not be offering this service in 2024. 

In the meantime, remember you can take up to 5 cans at a time to any participating Paint Care retailer, including Ace Hardware in Nederland and most Sherwin Williams stores.   Go to PaintCare Colorado's website to locate a recycling center near you.

The transfer station can also accept dried and hardened paint, but no liquids.  Purchase paint hardener at your local hardware store, or add kitty litter to the can to dry it out.


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Shred A Thon

The Gilpin County Shred-A-Thon   Free  (During the flea market)

Saturday, September 16th, 2023 10:00 am until noon at the Gilpin County Fairgrounds.

Bring up to 4 large boxes of paper documents to be shredded.   Residents with larger amounts may return after 11:30 to see if there is room remaining in the truck.

There is no charge for the shredding, however we will be accepting donations of cash or non-perishable items for the Gilpin County Food Pantry.

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Gilpin County Public Works purchases a limited number of logs for use in the biomass boiler. Residents who have a significant number of logs to sell can contact the Public Works office for more information about current needs and pricing. Please see link on left for further information.

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Contact Us

Public Works:303-582-5004

Gilpin County Transfer Station
278 Jankowski Drive
Black Hawk, CO 80422


Transfer Station Hours

Wednesday - Saturday
7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.*

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.*

Please bring large loads at least 15 minutes before closing.

CLOSED: Monday, Tuesday, and Holidays

2024 Holiday Schedule



This location is just off Highway 119, approximately 1/4 mile north of Taggert's Gas Station at MM 15.5. The slash site is open seasonally, located directly across Highway 119, from the transfer station.