The Estes Park Transfer Station and residential convenience centers are located in outlying areas of the county and are designed to make it easier for local residents to rid themselves of household wastes. The wastes collected at the transfer station and residential convenience centers are periodically transported to the Larimer County Landfill. For 24-hour information relating to the Estes Park Transfer Station or any of the residential convenience centers listed below, call (970) 498-5770.

Please see each individual center below for site specific trash and recycling options.

Per Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-1407, all waste - regardless of size, type or weight, and even if placed in plastic bags - must be completely enclosed with a cover and secured to your vehicle. This policy is strictly enforced. Uncovered loads are charged double fees.

Berthoud, Wellington & Red Feather Residential Convenience Center Fees

No tires or commercial waste accepted at these locations.

Waste Type 2018 Fee 2018 State Surcharge 2018 Total Fee
Minimum load less than ½ cubic yard $7.50 per vehicle

9¢ per car
18¢ per truck

$7.50 per cubic yard+ surcharge
Loose waste $10.25 per cubic yard 9¢ per car
18¢ per truck
$10.25 per cubic yard+ surcharge

Estes Park Transfer Station Fees

No tires or commercial waste accepted at these locations.

Waste Type 2018 Fee 2018 State Surcharge 2018 Total Fee
Minimum load less than ½ cubic yard $8 per load 9¢ per car
18¢ per truck
$8.00 per cubic yard+ surcharge
Loose waste $13.40 per cubic yard 9¢ per car
18¢ per truck
35¢ per CY commercial
$13.40 per cubic yard+ surcharge
Commercial compacted

$15.15 per cubic yard

35¢ per CY commercial $15.15 per cubic yard+ surcharge
Rock, rubble, etc.

$30.30 per cubic yard

35¢ per CY commercial

$30.30 per cubic yard+ surcharge

 

The Berthoud Residential Convenience Center is located south of Highway 56 off County Line Road, east of the gun club. Coming from Berthoud, go east on Highway 56 and turn south on County Line Road. Travel about 1/2 mile and turn east on the first gravel road. The residential convenience center is on the south side of the road.

The property is owned by the Town of Berthoud, but the site is operated by Larimer County.

Hours: 9am - 4pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays

A roll-off recycling container is located at this site. Accepted recyclables are as follows: metal cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles/jars/tubs only, and newspaper/office paper/magazines/paperboard.

Additional Information

  • Larimer County has provided a container for single stream recycling.
  • The Berthoud Residential Convenience Center accepts household trash only. Items must be 4 feet x 4 feet or smaller. No tree branches or large items such as sofas, mattresses or appliances are accepted at this site. These items should be taken to the Larimer County Landfill.
  • Household hazardous wastes like pesticides, paint thinners and cleaners must be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the landfill.
  • This transfer station accepts cash only.
  • Per Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-1407, all waste - regardless of size, type or weight, and even if placed in plastic bags - must be completely enclosed with a cover and secured to your vehicle. This policy is strictly enforced. Uncovered loads are charged double fees.

The Estes Park Transfer Station is located at 455 Elm Road in Estes Park. The transfer station is at the site of the old Estes Park Landfill, which was closed by Larimer County in 1984. The Town of Estes Park owns the site and Waste Management, Inc. operates it under contract with Larimer County.

Hours

  • October 1 - April 30: 8am - 4pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
  • May and September: 8am - 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday
  • June - August: 8am - 4pm, Monday through Saturday

Please visit the Recycle Estes website to see which materials are accepted at the Recycling Center.

Additional Information

  • Household hazardous wastes like pesticides, paint thinners and cleaners must be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the Larimer County Landfill.
  • This transfer station accepts cash only.
  • Per Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-1407, all waste - regardless of size, type or weight, and even if placed in plastic bags - must be completely enclosed with a cover and secured to your vehicle. This policy is strictly enforced. Uncovered loads are charged double fees.

The Red Feather Lakes Residential Convenience Center is located on Red Feather Lakes Road. Enter through the U.S. Forest Service entrance between Parvin and West Lakes.

Hours

  • November through April: 9am - 4pm the first Saturday of each month
  • May through October: 9am - 4pm every Saturday

A roll-off recycling container is located at this site. Accepted recyclables are as follows: metal cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles/jars/tubs only, and newspaper/office paper/magazines/paperboard.

Additional Information

  • A container for single stream recycling only is available here.
  • The Red Feather Lakes Residential Convenience Center accepts household trash only. Items must be 4 feet x 4 feet or smaller. No tree branches or large items such as sofas, mattresses or appliances are accepted at this site. These items should be taken to the Larimer County Landfill.
  • Household hazardous wastes like pesticides, paint thinners and cleaners must be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the landfill.
  • This residential convenience center accepts only cash or checks.
  • Per Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-1407, all waste - regardless of size, type or weight, and even if placed in plastic bags - must be completely enclosed with a cover and secured to your vehicle. This policy is strictly enforced. Uncovered loads are charged double fees.

The Wellington Residential Convenience Center is located on County Road 70 (also known as Owl Canyon Road), between County Roads 7 and 9. From Wellington, go north on County Road 9, turn east on County Road 70, and the residential convenience center is about 1/2 mile down the road. Owned and operated by Larimer County, the residential convenience center is located on the site of the Wellington Landfill, which was closed in 1986.

Hours: 9am - 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays only year round

Additional Information

  • The Wellington Residential Convenience Center accepts household trash only. Items must be 4 feet x 4 feet or smaller. No tree branches or large items such as sofas, mattresses or appliances are accepted at this site. These items should be taken to the Larimer County Landfill.
  • Household hazardous wastes like pesticides, paint thinners and cleaners must be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the landfill.
  • This residential convenience center accepts cash only.
  • Per Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-1407, all waste - regardless of size, type or weight, and even if placed in plastic bags - must be completely enclosed with a cover and secured to your vehicle. This policy is strictly enforced. Uncovered loads are charged double fees.
  • Note: Visit the Town of Wellington website for recycling drop-off information.