Transfer Station Closures

The Estes Park Transfer Station & Recycling Center is now OPEN. Please continue to check this webpage for updates.   

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.

All residential convenience centers accept credit cards. Please note: BAGGED, HOUSEHOLD TRASH ONLY is accepted. Other items will no longer be accepted, such as wood, branches, couches, mattresses and more; they must be taken to the landfill for disposal. 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 2020 Fee 2020 State Surcharge 2020 Total Fee
Minimum load less than ½ cubic yard $8.52 per vehicle

9¢ per car
18¢ per truck
35¢ per commercial

$8.52 per cubic yard + CO surcharge
Loose waste $11.52 per cubic yard

9¢ per car
18¢ per truck

$11.52 per cubic yard+ surcharge

Estes Park Transfer Station Fees

No tires or appliances with freon accepted at this location.

*Please Note that there is a coin shortage at this facility, please bring exact cash amount or use a credit/debit card.

Waste Type 2020 Fee 2020 State Surcharge 2020 Total Fee
Minimum load less than ½ cubic yard $9.17 per load 9¢ per car
18¢ per truck + 15¢ per CY diversion fee
$9.17 per cubic yard + CO surcharge
Loose waste $15 per cubic yard 9¢ per car
18¢ per truck
35¢ per CY commercial  + 15¢ per CY diversion fee
$15 per cubic yard+ CO surcharge
Commercial compacted

$17 per cubic yard

35¢ per CY commercial  + 15¢ per CY diversion fee $17 per cubic yard+ surcharge
Rock, rubble, etc.

$34 per cubic yard

35¢ per CY commercial  + 15¢ per CY diversion fee

$34 per cubic yard+ surcharge

 

Hours and Additional Information

Due to the threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Berthoud Convenience Center is closed until further notice. Recycling and trash can be taken to the Larimer County Landfill, 5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Additional Information

  • Larimer County has provided a container for single stream recycling.
  • *Berthoud Residential Convenience Center is currently closed.* The Berthoud Residential Convenience Center accepts household, bagged trash only. 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 and credit cards.
  • 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

  • January, February, March / November & December: 8am - 4pm, 3 days a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • October & April:  8am - 4pm, 5 days a week, Tuesday through Saturday
  • May - September:  8am - 4pm, 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday

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 all forms of payment.
  • 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 Residential Recycling Center for Estes Park is located at the site of the old landfill, 640 Elm Road, Estes Park, CO. Residents should not take their recyclables to the Estes Park Transfer Station.

Hours

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 8am - 4:30pm
  • The facility is closed for lunch from 12pm - 12:30pm

Single stream (mixed) recycling will be accepted in the three roll-off containers on-site. Accepted recyclables are as follows: metal cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles/jars/jugs/tubs only, and newspaper/office paper/magazines/paperboard. Cardboard must be flattened and must fit into a 20' x 20' opening. 

Shredded paper is not accepted; drop it at the transfer station for a fee. Common contaminants not accepted include plastic clamshells, plastic bags, recyclables with food debris, and Styrofoam.

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.

Please note: The RFL Residential Convenience Center will be closed during mandatory evacuations while the Cameron Peak Fire is active. Residents in this area needing an alternative disposal option for residential trash may use the Wellington Residential Convenience Center on Owl Canyon Road. (Open Saturdays and Wednesdays between 9 am and 4 pm. Only bagged, household trash is accepted.)

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, bagged trash only. 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 all forms of payment.
  • 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 Wednesdays only year round

Additional Information

  • The Wellington Residential Convenience Center accepts household, bagged trash only. 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 and credit cards.
  • 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.