Organic Materials & Yard Waste



Organics Recycling at 151 S. Rooney Road Closed Permanently, Alternatives Available!

With the closing of the Organics Recycling Operation at 151 S. Rooney Road the following other sources may be used to recycle tree limbs, organic materials and construction lumber:

8080 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80125
(303) 791-4250 They accept (drop-off only) soil, grass, tree branches, unpainted wood scraps, and sawdust. Drop- off fees $4.00-$5.00 per cubic yard.

Englewood, CO 80110
(303) 762-1160 
Besides branches, tree limbs, grass and leaves at $8 per cubic yard and a 3 yard minimum, they also accept concrete, asphalt, wood, tires, brick, cinder block and dirt for drop off. Fees range from $15.00 for a single axle load of pure concrete or asphalt to $70.00 for an “end dump” of the other materials. The concrete is made into Class 6 road base and the asphalt is reused for paving. They also sell recycled landscaping rock.

PIONEER SAND and GRAVEL sites in Broomfield, Boulder, Aurora, Golden, Littleton, Brighton and Northglenn are reportedly going to accept SLASH in 2013. More information is reported to be available later in the spring of 2013 at

JEFFERSON’S COUNTY’S SHAFFERS CROSSING proposed SLASH burner site will not be operational in 2013.

If none of the above mentioned options fit your need consider renting wood chippers to eliminate slash and use the mulch created for landscaping purposes.



Press Release:

In 2008 Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) agreed to allow use of JCOS property at 151 S. Rooney Road on a short term basis as a slash drop off site considering the many environmental benefits of collecting materials such as yard waste, tree trimmings, limbs, trunks, and lumber.  The purpose of the short term use was to give time to find a more permanent location as this operation it is not allowed as a long-term Open Space use. Unfortunately, the license will run out at the end of October and an opportunity to move the operation to another location fell through at the last minute.

Jefferson County; the contractor (A-1 Organics); and the Rooney Road Recycling Center Authority (Authority), an association of the cities of Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Lakeside and Edgewater, the towns of Morrison and Mountain View and Jefferson County will continue their efforts to secure a more permanent site.  As information on a new slash site becomes available it will be posted on Jefferson County’s website, and the Authority’s website,

The household chemical collection facility, run by the Authority at 151 S. Rooney Road, will continue to operate. This facility site is not located on Open Space property. In the future, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office will be providing a remote slash drop-off event for mountain residents needing to dispose of slash. Information can be found on the Sheriffs web site at For information about Jefferson County Open Space please visit

Please direct questions regarding the closure of the Organics Recycling Operation to:
Thea Rock, Communications Manager, Parks and Open Space, or 303-271-5902.