Transfer Station

The Best Place in Colorado Springs to Dispose of Trash!

Bestway Disposal has for your convenience a location to drop off your extra-large loads of garbage. Whether you cleaned the garage or basement, weeded the garden or remodeled the kitchen, Bestway Transfer is the place to go to dispose of that extra-large load of waste. This state-of-the-art solid waste transfer and recycle center offers a completely paved indoor dumpsite protected from wind and weather. The site is located at 543 Air Lane just east of the main entrance to Peterson AFB.

The facility is closed on Sunday. The on-site office phone number is (719) 574-8989.

Also on site is a drop-off location for household recyclable items. You can leave your newspapers and junk mail, glass bottles and jars, plastics type #1 through #7, aluminum cans, steel cans, paperboard and cardboard boxes completely free of charge.

Transfer Station FAQS

What are your hours?
Hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday.

How am I charged?
Strictly by weight.

What DON’T you take?
Hazardous materials, paint, oil, liquids (like cooking oil) or animal carcasses. We no longer accept electronics. We take tires for a small fee per each.

Is there a minimum charge?
$20.00 for up to 140 pounds.

Does Bestway do empty (military) weights?
Yes, we have a certified scale that we use, and it costs $5.50 per weight.

Do you take waste brought in by individuals and companies? How much does it cost?
Yes, we accept both. The minimum charge is $20.00, otherwise it depends on how much the waste weighs.

What forms of payment are accepted?
Checks with valid ID, credit cards, and cash.

Can customers combine loads?
No, each load must be weighed individually.

Can you take payments over the phone?
No, payment must be presented following dumping.

Can I set up an account?
Regular ongoing commercial customers may set up an account. Individuals must pay each time they dump.

Do you take shingles?
Yes, for disposal. Not for recycling.

Is there a charge to recycle?
As of now customers are able to drop materials on site for free during normal business hours. However, starting June 1, a $10 charge will apply.

Where can I dump recycle for free?
Use the El Paso County Solid Waste department at 255 Akers Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80922.

What CAN’T I recycle?
Plastic garbage bags, grocery bags, Styrofoam and shredded paper. We can help you find places to recycle these items.

How does it work when I get on site?
First, drive in the north gate and park on the scale. Then, you proceed back out the gate and go to the transfer building where you will be directed to back your car into an open door. Once you unload your waste you’ll return to the scales for payment.

Can you tell me in advance what my load will cost?
We can’t give exact estimates because every load is a different weight. We can provide a pretty accurate visual estimate – but it is only an estimate. Your charge will be based on the actual weight.

Is there a risk of getting flat tires on site?
Unlike a landfill, we are a completely paved site with no dirt roads. Our site is regularly swept to remove any debris from the roadways or dump area.