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.   

Face masks are required to be worn by all visitors to the Transfer Station and all Gilpin County Property.

Free Trash Day Token

Residents who would like to request a Free Trash Day token can send an email to  Include your name, property address, and a driver’s license number.  Once approved, we can usually have your token available the next business day for contact-free pick up. Tokens can be picked up most weekdays, just outside of the Public Works offices.  Please let us know which day works best for you.   Residents who are unable to pick up their token can request that it be mailed.  Please be sure to include your mailing address.

Upcoming Holiday Schedule

Wednesday, November 11th.     Transfer station closed for Veterans’ Day

Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th:     Transfer Station closed for Thanksgiving holidays.

Thursday and Friday, December 24th and 25th.   Transfer station closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Friday, January 1, 2021.   Transfer Station closed New Year’s Day.

Slash Site Closes for the Season Sunday, October 18th at 1pm

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.

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 site will open for the season on Wednesday, May 6th. The site will be open to Gilpin County residents only at this time. It is scheduled to be open through Sunday, October 18th with the same days and hours as the Transfer Station. Wednesday thru Saturday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm and Sunday 8:00 am – 1 pm.

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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