Household Hazardous Wastes Accepted for Disposal

Household Hazardous Wastes Accepted for Disposal

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Wastes Accepted

Our facility is able to take most, but not all, common household products.

  • Antifreeze
  • Auto body filler
  • Batteries (auto and motorcycle)
  • Brake fluid
  • Car cleaners
  • Car waxes and chrome polish
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Diesel fuel
  • Engine degreaser
  • Gasoline
  • Oil – used or unused
  • Oil filters
  • Power steering fluid
  • Radiator flushes
  • Transmission fluid

We accept all alkaline, rechargeable and button cell batteries for recycling or disposal, including lead acid batteries (including auto batteries), lithium ion (Li-Ion), lithium primary, lithium polymer (Li-Po), nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd), and nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries. The terminals on batteries that are 9 volts or higher should be taped with clear tape so that we can clearly read the labels and also prevent any potential fires. Battery Guide & Disposal

  • Batteries
  • E-liquid or juice may contain nicotine, vegetable glycerin, and propylene glycol and should be treated as hazardous waste. Note: Empty bottles not accepted at HMMF and can be placed in household recycling.
  • Tanks, cartridges, and pods

Health and Safety

  • Fertilizers
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Roach & ant killers
  • Rodent poisons
  • Soil fumigants
  • Weed killers
  • Abrasive cleaners
  • Aerosols
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Asbestos roofing tar
  • Asbestos tile, non-friable (e.g. vinyl floor tile) – limited to small quantities less than 5 lbs. Please bring this material to the facility triple-wrapped in plasti
  • Bleach cleaners
  • Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
  • Degreasers
  • Deodorizers
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain cleaners
  • Floor cleaners & wax
  • Fluorescent lamp ballasts – any type
  • Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
  • Furniture polishers
  • Kerosene, lamp oil
  • Laundry products
  • Moth balls
  • Mercury switches
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Oven cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rug & upholstery cleaners
  • Rust & spot removers
  • Silver cleaners
  • Thermostats – complete with housing
  • Toilet & drain cleaner
  • Oil, paint, all other accepted liquids – if bringing liquid waste in a 5-gallon bucket, please leave 1 inch of space between the liquid and the brim of the bucket. Containers larger than 5 gallons are not accepted.
  • Caulks, glues and cements
  • Chemistry sets
  • Flea powder & collars
  • Flea sprays & shampoo
  • Helium tanks
  • Lacquers & stains
  • Latex (water-based) paint Note: Alternatively, latex paint can be dried out and disposed of with regular trash.
  • Mineral spirits
  • Model airplane paints
  • Oil-based (alkyd) paints
  • Paint remover & stripper
  • Paint thinners & turpentine
  • Photographic chemicals & solutions
  • Propane tanks (1 pound, the type used for camping stoves)
  • Resins, fiberglass and epoxy
  • Rubber cement thinner
  • Rust proofing products
  • Varnishes
  • Wood preservatives
  • The Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF) accepts sharps from Boulder County, City and County of Broomfield, and the Town of Erie residents free of charge during normal hours of operation. Household Sharps Guidance
  • Boulder County Public Health set up two biohazard medical waste bins for use by individuals enrolled in Boulder County’s Works Program. The Works Program is Boulder County’s legal syringe exchange program in establishment since 1989.

Wastes Not Accepted & Resources for Disposal

(List of hazardous waste products that are not accepted and resources for disposing of these products properly.)

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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