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 at the Transfer Station if you are unable to maintain the 6 foot physical distance from employees and other customers.  Thank you.

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. 

Upcoming Holiday Schedule

Sunday, February 20, 2022  Transfer Station closed for Presidents' Day.

Wednesday, April 27,2022    Slash site opens for the season

Sunday, May 29, 2022  Transfer Station closed for Memorial Day.

Sunday, June 19, 2022  Transfer Station closed for Juneteenth Holiday.

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 on the left for more information.  The 2022 token must be used by December18th, 2022.

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 for contact-free pick up. Tokens can be picked up most weekdays, just outside of the Public Works office located behind the transfer station at 255 Braecher Park Road. The Office
 is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on regular business days. 

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. 


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.  Or watch for a PaintCare recycling day in the summer.
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, April 27th. It is scheduled to be open through Sunday, October 23rd with the same days, hours and holidays 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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