About Carefree Disposal

Carefree Disposal opened for Residential and Commercial Trash and Recycling Services in Colorado Springs, CO in March of 2021.  Four generations of local Westside Colorado Springs natives: Scott Saunders, Darrel Stutzman, Ricky Saunders and Renae Rockwell joined forces to bring customer service back to their neighbors.  Carefree Disposal offers customer-driven waste management to areas West of Powers Blvd. and South of Woodman Rd. in Colorado Springs. Please see our area map to view our service areas. Have questions?  Contact us by calling 719-635-9999, by filling out the contact form or emailing us directly below.

Scott Saunders

Scott was born in Colorado Springs, CO in 1964. Graduate of Coronado High School class of '82, with four generations of Colorado Natives spanning back to the 1800's, the Saunders family holds a long line of entrepreneurs. Scott gained his business sense starting with his grandfather who began a trucking business in 1948 and lived and raised his family on the westside of Colorado Springs. Scott went on to follow in his family's footsteps by working in his grandfather's shop, ME Saunders Construction​, at the young age of 10. He then worked alongside his parents at Saunders Trucking, and then Carefree Trucking established 1985. He expanded to open his own business, Carefree Heavy Haul in 2003, where he works alongside his son Ricky. He is well established and known for his problem solving skills, exceptional customer service, and reliability. A father of four and grandfather as well, Scott Saunders is here to continue bringing first class service to his fellow friends, family and neighbors. His biggest accomplishment is his family, and spends much of his free time in the mountains or behind the wheel of a racecar with is wife, family, and fellow friends and owners of Carefree Disposal. Scott enjoys much time spent traveling and camping with the love of his life Joanne, who he married in 2003. Joanne is his biggest supporter, and can most times be found at Scott's side, or outside Carefree in her food truck, Jo Jo's Chuck stop, where her food is divine! Pride in past, present, and future generations to come is what drives him to bring you his confident "You got it, I can haul it" attitude, with first class customer service.

Darrel Stutzman
Vice President

Darrel is known as the local MacGyver in Colorado Springs. His problem solving skills, high standards, expertise and profound belief in doing the job right the first time, has earned him the reputation he deserves. Born in Colorado Springs, Co in 1962, Darrel is a graduate of Coronado High School class of '80, where three generations of Stutzmans have graced the halls. Darrel married his wife Kim, a fellow Coronado graduate and Colorado Springs Native, in 1982. With over three decades of marriage, father of two and grandfather as well, Darrel is working to provide a legacy his family is proud of. A lifetime westside resident with four generations of Colorado natives, he has partnered with longtime friends in an endeavor to provide an essential service, with top notch customer care to his fellow neighbors. Darrel has over 30 years experience in the trash disposal industry, most recently with Bestway Disposal, where he started as a driver in 1990 and advanced through the ranks, until leaving his position as Fleet Manager in 2020. Darrel also owned his own dump truck business in the 80's and currently runs Stutzman Rod and Custom fabrication, where he is working to impart his knowledge and love of custom hot rods and racecars to his decedents, working alongside his son and oldest grandson. Much of his success can be attributed to the love and support from his wife Kim, and the faith that family always sticks together.  Darrel is passionate about being the best he can be at whatever he does, and treats his customers and employees in a manner that makes them feel like family, and family always comes first!

Renae Rockwell
Office Manager

Renae was born in Colorado Springs, CO in 1968 and graduated from Doherty High School in 1987. Native to Colorado Springs, Renae brings 30 years of customer service, with 18 of those years working at Bestway Disposal in customer service and dispatching. Her biggest passion is spending time with her husband and best friend Chad, married in 2011, restoring old cars. Renae also spends as much time as possible with her extensive Colorado family traveling. Her background and knowledge in customer relations and working in the trash removal industry brings new dimensions to what customer care and outstanding service really means. Renae, along with the Carefree family, is ready to overhaul the local trash industry and support her community in a way that has been lost to the Colorado Springs area. 

Ricky Saunders
General Manager

Ricky has been raised in the trucking business working along side his family and father Scott since he was born in Colorado Springs, CO in 1990. His consistency and dependability are most remarked upon when it comes to business. His knowledge of heavy equipment has been accumulated though his past work with MHC Kenworth and in the oil fields, and can be greatly attributed to his lifetime of learning from his predecessors in the Saunders family business.  Ricky married his wife Alisha in 2011 and has been blessed with two children, and a wonderful partner who stands behind him in all he does. Ricky looks forward to continuing alongside his own father and teaching his children the ropes, helping to expand the family business and ensure a future for generations to come. 

Melissa Stutzman owner Carefree
Melissa Stutzman - Sales & Marketing Manager

Melissa is a Colorado Springs native with the heart of an entrepreneur, like her father Darrel Stutzman. Melissa and her husband Josh, both graduates of Coronado High School, are life long westsiders. Melissa's oldest son Cole, fourth generation local Stutzman, also works at Carefree. Melissa has always gravitated toward positions working with the public. Through her degrees, certifications and licenses, along with owning her own business, she has a substantial amount of knowledge and experience. Growing up with the owners of Carefree Disposal, she has a great love and respect for fast cars and hot rods. That led to experience in organizing and promoting large scale car shows for events like Springs Spree.  Her past experience also includes photography, reselling, and her own medical massage practice (where she once provided neuromuscular massages to Bestway Disposal employees). Melissa's passion for helping others has blended into an in-depth knowledge of customer service, sales, marketing, and social media awareness. She is working to help Carefree become the legacy she knows it can be. Melissa seeks to impart ideals, heart, and tenacity to her three sons through her success at Carefree; to show them what it takes to be a successful entreprenuer who also has respect for others. 



Carefree brought me bins the same day and started service the next day. This week, I forgot to put my bins out and their collector came up my driveway and retrieved them for me. A+ company and service.

I highly recommend Carefree Disposal they are great!

Great Low Prices - Competitive pricing on residential trash pickup. No hidden surcharges of any kind!