Slash Mulch Program

The Castle Rock Slash/Mulch site closed for the season.  

Douglas County maintains two sites for slash drop-off.

Castle Rock – 1400 Caprice Drive

In case of inclement weather, please call 303-663-6274 to ensure that the site will be open as scheduled.

Acceptable items include tree limbs, shrubs, and brush with a maximum length of 6 feet and a maximum diameter of 12 inches. Loose pine needles are accepted but must be kept separate from other items.  All loads must be covered when they arrive at the site.  

During the open season a County operated loader will be available to load free wood chips for homeowners to use as mulch.  Material can be picked up anytime during the season the site is open to accept slash.

The Site Operator has the authority to refuse loads and require residents to reload and/or haul away materials found not to be in compliance with the regulations.

Unacceptable items include:

  • appliances
  • compost
  • decorative wood chips
  • dirt
  • fencing
  • grass / hay
  • household trash / yard waste
  • leaves
  • lumber / pallets / railroad ties
  • pine cones
  • roots / stumps
  • weeds
  • yucca plants

Trumbull / Swayback Site – 7828 South Highway 67 (2.5 miles North of Deckers)

This site is open Saturdays year-round for brush / slash drop-off.  Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.