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Transfer Station and Recycling Center
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Bob Tiedemann
Transfer Station Facility Manager

1531 Soda Creek Road
Idaho Springs, CO  80452

Ph: (303) 679-2482
Fx: (303) 567-9628

Tues.-Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed:Sunday, Monday and
County Holidays:
Tues. May 26
Sat. July 4
Tues. September 8
Weds. Nov 11
About the Transfer Station
The Transfer Station accepts various sorts of materials and offers an extensive recycling program.  The transfer station handles household trash, construction debris, furniture, appliances and other materials for a fee.  The facility’s voluntary recycle center collects, at no charge, glass bottles, all sorts of plastics, cardboard, paper, various metals, motor oil, cooking oil, and antifreeze.  Plastic, glass and metal containers must be clean and free of residue.  Material that we don’t allow for recycling include food containers, styrofoam, oil/antifreeze containers, chemical containers, drinking glasses, dishes, window glass, waxed containers and non-numbered plastics.  For a small fee we also recycle electronics, household batteries and fluorescent light bulbs.  Please see the link at left for the full recycling brochure.

Chipper Program

The Clear Creek County Chipper Program allows homeowners to rent a 6” Vermeer Wood Chipper.  The chipper is available for $125/8 hours or $250/16 hours.  The chipper rental is available to all Clear Creek County citizens who are not required to perform defensible space on their property due to a building permit.  The minimum age to rent the chipper is 25.  All renters are required to watch a safety video prior to the rental, and must sign a release form.  There is a $250.00 damage deposit required, as well.  To schedule rental of the chipper, please call (303) 679-2482.  The chipper must be picked up and dropped off at the Clear Creek County Transfer Station located at 1531 Soda Creek Road, Idaho Springs, CO  80452.

Clear Creek County rented a 1/2 inch screen to process compost material that has been generated over several years.  The compost material is low in salts and high in organic matter making it an excellent soil amendment for reclamation of disturbed soils, gardening or planting trees.  The material is available for $10/cubic yard.  See the link below for the compost analytical results.

 Analysis Report

2015 Slash Program
The 2015 free slash program begins April 15 and runs through September 30, 2015.  This will be free for Clear Creek County residents only.  Commercial or out of county residents will be charged the applicable rate.  Proof of residency is required.  All loads must be covered.  See the link on the left for more details on this program. 

2015 Household Hazardous Waste Program
2015 Collection Days: Saturday June 6, Saturday August 1 and Saturday September 19 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The Clear Creek County Transfer Station & Recycling Center will accept HHW from County residents only on the above days. No appointment is needed to drop off materials. We cannot accept unlabeled or unknown products, leaking containers, commercially generated waste, Rx medication, lab waste, asbestos, shock sensitive materials, ammunition, fireworks, explosives or any other HHW deemed unsafe for storage and disposal by facility staff. Do not mix products.
Fees will be $2/gal. paint and $2/10 lbs. other material.
This will be for Clear Creek County residents only. Proof of residency required. Absolutely NO group collections accepted. Transfer Station personnel have the right to refuse any load.

Jefferson County residents may call Rooney Rd. Recycling Center at 303-316-6262

Free Day 2015
The Clear Creek County Transfer Station held a 1 day event to help county residents clean up their yards.  This was done Saturday May 23.  Despite the rain and snow that day, we had 239 people participate.  We filled 7 rubble bins with 50 tons of junk and over 4 tons of metal.  We also collected 311 tires, 29 appliances and 59 cubic yards of furniture.