Trash/Slash/Recycle Info

Gilpin County Trash Transfer Site, Recycling, Slash and Logs
Call Public Works at 303-582-5004
Transfer Station Address is 278 Jankowski Drive, Black Hawk, CO  80422
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.  

NOTICE: During the Coronavirus County Clousure, the Trash Transfer Station is open normal hours with limited services.   They are accepting household trash and recycling from residents only.  No cardboard  accepted at this time.  No large items, construction debris, free trash day tokens, electronics or tires.   In order to reduce interactions between staff and the public, there is no charge for household trash.   You must prove residency; your window sticker is the preferred method.   The normal transfer station hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 7:00 til 2:30, and Sunday 8:00 – 1:00.

Transfer Station Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  CLOSED Monday, Tuesday and Holidays - see Holiday schedule on left for specific days.  Please bring large loads at least 15 minutes before closing.

Effective January 16, 2019, the rates for the disposal of debris (construction, household and yard debris) at the Gilpin County Transfer Station will increase to $25 per cubic yard for Gilpin County residents and $30 per cubic yard for non-residents.  All other fees will remain the same.    While our landfill disposal fees have increased each year, this is the first price increase in debris rates in many years.  

Trash & 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.  See the Trash Site Pricing link on left for more information. 
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.  With proof of residency, property owners or renters must pick up tokens at the Public Works office prior to bringing loads.  The Public Works office is located behind the transfer station at 255 Braecher Park Road and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on regular business days.  Please check out the Free Trash Day Flyer on the left for more information.  

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 recycle slot to be baled.  
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.  
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.

The slash yard is open seasonally.  Dates in 2020 are April 22 through October 18.  They have the same days and hours as the Transfer Station (see above).  Gilpin County residents can drop off branches and logs up to 6" in diameter at no charge.  Charges apply to non-resident and ALL commercial loads.  More details are in the Slash Site Information link on the left.  

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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