Trash Disposal

The following information is provided as a convenience for the citizens of Douglas County.

Douglas County does not provide residential curbside trash pickup. As residents you are encouraged to investigate and determine the most economical and practical means of disposing your domestic trash.

Transfer Sites

As an alternative to curbside residential trash pickup, there are two trash transfer sites in Douglas County that accept residential trash in addition to other items. These sites are listed below:

SEDALIA TRANSFER SITE AND COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTER (5761 Peterson Road)

Sedalia Transfer Site

Imperial Enterprises operates the Sedalia Transfer Site and Community Recycling Center on a contract basis with Douglas County. This site is available to residents for the drop off of residential waste and light construction materials. The site also accepts appliances, furniture, household items. We are now accepting electronic and computer recycling. Hard drive destruction is done via Gw scan (complete zeros are write to hard drive.) Or hard drives can be pierced on site. For pricing on computer and electronics please call 303.887.1936 or e-mail travler2771@yahoo.com

The site is located on Peterson Road, 1 mile north of Sedalia (Take the Sedalia exit off Hwy 85 to Hwy 67, proceed over the railroad tracks and take the first road to the right, which is Platte Rd (Platte turns into Peterson). Continue 1 mile north to the entrance.)

The hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Monday and Saturday including all Monday holidays except of Christmas and New Years.

A full service recycling operation is also in place at the facility. All types of metal products, both ferrous and non-ferrous, aluminum cans, steel cans, newspaper and cardboard are accepted. Car batteries and motor oil are accepted for recycling as well.

The following prices apply:

  • 30 gallon trash bags $3.00 each
  • 40 gallon trash bags $4.00 each
  • 50 gallon trash bags or drums $5.50 each
  • Level pickup truck loads $35.00
  • Above bed $45.00
  • Roof line loads $60.00
  • Non-compactable loads will be priced in the yard. Yardage rates are $27.00 per cubic yard.

Just about any type of waste material can be handled. Some materials require special handling and processing. If you have items to dispose of please do not hesitate to call for information on specific disposal requirements.

Please call 303.621.2275 for information and answers to questions.

SWAYBACK SITE:

Swayback Site

2.5 miles north of Deckers ( 7828 S Highway 67)

The site is open Saturdays only 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during Mountain Standard Time (MST). The site is located at 7828 S Hwy 67 approximately 1 ½ miles north of Deckers on Hwy 67 at DOTT’s Park.

The following prices apply:

  • 30 gallon bags $2.25 each
  • 55 gallon bags $4.25 each
  • Drums $4.25 each
  • Level pickup truck loads $25.00
  • Roof line loads $40.00
  • Non compactable construction materials $21.00 per cubic yard.  Prices are subject to change.
  • Recyclable materials
    • plastics 1-7
    • tin and aluminum
    • paper, white and colored magazines, junk mail, envelopes, brochures/phamphlets, coated paper, computer printouts, carbonless receipts, manuals with folders
    • glass bottles and jars
    • cardboard boxes
  • Non-Recylable materials
    • electronics
    • car / truck batteries
    • hazardous chemicals
    • plastic bags, shrink wrap and styrofoam

Should you need additional information regarding the Swayback trash transfer site, please call 303. 660.7480.

Landfills

Sedalia Landfill: At 5970 North US Hwy 85.

Hours of Operation are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Materials accepted: “Non-putrescible” solid waste, such as construction and demolition debris, inert materials, and freon-free appliances. Recycling of plastic, aluminum and cardboard also available.

For further information on the Sedalia landfill, please call 720.733.8584.

Denver-Arapahoe Disposal Site: At Gun Club Road and East Hampden Ave. in east Arapahoe County. For further information on the Denver Arapahoe site landfill please call 303.690.4303.

Colorado Springs Landfill: On Hwy 94, 6 miles east of Colorado Springs. For further information on the Colorado Springs landfill please call 719.683.2600.

Other Disposal Options

Elbert County residents: Elbert County operates a trash transfer site at 5250 Elbert County Road # 124. For further information, please call Elbert County Government at 303.621.3132.

Englewood: Waste Management operates a commercial trash transfer site at 2400 West Union Blvd, Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information, please call 303.797.9085.

Public Works Operations

Rod Meredith

Director of Public Works Operations

3030 North Industrial Way
P.O. Box 1390
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303.660.7480
Fax: 303.814.3319
pwoperations@douglas.co.us

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

After hour emergencies please contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 911 or 303-660-7500.