Trash Transfer Site, Recycling, Slash and Logs


Upcoming Transfer Station and Slash Site Holiday Closures:  

Wednesday, April 26th.   Slash Site Opens for the Season.

Sunday, May 28th.   Closed.  Memorial Day.

Sunday, June 18th.  Closed, Juneteenth Holiday.

Wednesday, July 5th.  Closed, Independence Day.

Tuesday, July 25th.  PaintCare collection day.  Recycle paint & stain, leave usable paints for others to take home.  1-5pm Community Center parking lot.

Our Services and Events
Trash and Debris

Residential waste is charged by the bag. Larger items and construction debris are charged by the piece or by the cubic yard. Individuals who are not residents of Gilpin County are welcome to use the transfer station and pay non-resident prices. 


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. Other Recyclables. Please check Recycling Information Flyer link on the left for a complete list of recyclables.
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. This can be disposed of after being solidified with paint hardener or cat litter prior to disposal. Gilpin County and frequently host a paint recycling day each summer.  Watch for 2023 schedule to see if this is renewed..
  2. Tires. Passenger tires and small truck tires are $5.00 per tire for residents.
  3. Vehicle Batteries and Motor Oil. Batteries are $10.00; Motor oil and Antifreeze are $1.00 per gallon.
  4. 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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The slash site will open for the season on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 with the same days and hours as the Transfer Station.   It is scheduled to remain open through October 22nd, 

Please have your County Resident window sticker visible in your windshield. Fees apply to non-residents and commercial loads.

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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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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 2023 token must be used by December 17th, 2023.

To request a Free Trash Day token, please send an email to Include your name, property address and the last 4 digits of your driver's license number. Please note that new owners and renters may have 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. The Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, however staff is frequently here earlier and later each day.

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Paint Recycling

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Shred A Thon

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Contact Us

Public Works:303-582-5004

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.

Monday, Tuesday and Holidays

View the 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.