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Trash / Transfer Sites

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 of 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. The sites are located in Sedalia and Deckers.

Sedalia Transfer Site and Community Recycling Center (5761 Peterson Road)

Imperial Enterprises operates the Sedalia Trash Transfer Site 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, and household items. Imperial Enterprises also accepts electronics and computers for recycling (except for televisions or monitors).

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

The hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Monday, Thursday and Saturday except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day (if the holiday falls on a Monday, Thursday or Saturday).

A full-service recycling operation is also in place at the facility. All types of metal products, aluminum cans (cans must be separate from all other aluminum). Tin cans, newspaper, magazines, junk mail (no shredded or packing paper), cardboard (no packing material left inside), and car batteries used motor oil (no glass or plastic.) Recycling will be priced on-site.

The following prices apply:

  • 30-gallon bags or cans $3.00 each
  • 40-gallon bags or cans $4.00 each
  • 50-gallon bags or cans $5.50 each
  • Level pickup truck loads $45.00, Above the bed $55.00, Roof line $65.00
  • Non-compactable loads will be priced in the yard. Yardage rates are $27.00 per cubic yard
  • Credit cards are not accepted

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 call 303-720-3129

If you have items to dispose of please do not hesitate call for information on specific disposal requirements.


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 8:00 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
  • Roofline 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/pamphlets, coated paper, computer printouts, carbonless receipts, manuals with folders
    • glass bottles and jars
    • cardboard boxes

Swayback Site will accept branches at no charge.  Pine Needles and Pine Cones will need to be disposed of through the trash according to the prices listed above.

We do not accept non-Recyclable materials such as:

  • 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.

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