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Hazardous Waste
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Appointments are required for dropping off materials, see below. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering. The Reusable Products area is closed to the public. No Reusable Products shopping will be allowed and this service area will open as soon as we are able to do so.

Hazardous Waste

New: Schedule an Appointment

The Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF) is now open and accepting residential and business hazardous materials by appointment only.

We will be closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

  • All visitors will be required to wear a face covering.
  • Be prepared to unload your hazardous materials from your vehicle onto a cart provided by the HMMF.
  • Please do not visit the HMMF if you feel unwell or have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • The Free Reusable Products area is closed to the public. No reuse shopping will be allowed.
  • The facility will be closed in the event of high wind, rain or other precipitation.

Review our list of acceptable common household items for disposal. Call 720-564-2251 with any questions.

Common household hazardous waste products include items such as fluorescent bulbs and tubes, home cleaning products, home maintenance products, motor oil and antifreeze, paint, and yard and garden care products. The Hazardous Materials Management Facility accepts wastes from residents and businesses in Boulder and Broomfield counties.

Featured Programs

Free Reusable Products

Notice: The Free Reusable Products area is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. No reuse shopping will be allowed.

Shop here first for free reusable products available during regular hours of operation.

Videos – Hazardous Waste Educational Videos

Three short educational videos titled Hazardous Waste Overview, Paint Recycling & Disposal, and Toxic Products.

Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Best Practices

Prolong the life of your CFLs. Learn about selecting and using CFLs in a variety of applications including frequent on/off, dimming, indoor and outdoor locations. Find out how to clean up and dispose of broken bulbs, and where to dispose of in-tact bulbs.

Hazardous Waste Disposal for Businesses

Hazardous waste disposal for businesses is by appointment only for businesses in Boulder and Broomfield counties that generate small quantities of hazardous wastes. Fees for the service are based on waste management costs for the type and weight of waste delivered, plus surcharges for overhead and construction.

About Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous wastes are often common products used in the home and need to be disposed of safely. Warning words on product containers such as poison, toxic, corrosive, volatile, flammable, inflammable, combustible, explosive, danger, caution, warning, and harmful will alert you to the hazardous nature of the product. Learn more about items that are accepted at the Boulder County Hazardous Waste Management Facility.

Household Sharps Guidance and Safe Handling Tips

Household sharps are accepted at Hazardous Materials Management Facility. Safe handling procedures should always be followed by the in-home sharps user.

Safer Cleaning Products

With just a few basic and inexpensive ingredients you may already have, you can scrub, scour, deodorize, disinfect and cleanse your entire home without the toxicity of conventional store-bought cleaners.

Contact Us

Hazardous Materials Management Facility

720-564-2251
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Location

West of Boulder County Recycling Center
1901 63rd St
Boulder, CO 80301
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Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wed-Sat.
Tues: Business Waste By Appointment ONLY