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Many County services are being offered online. Additionally, a variety of resources are available for those impacted by COVID-19.

Household Hazardous Wastes Accepted for Disposal
Appointments are required for dropping off materials, see below. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering.

Household Hazardous Wastes Accepted for Disposal

New: Schedule an Appointment

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

schedule appointment

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

  • All visitors will be required to wear a face covering.
  • Waste will only be accepted outside the building.
  • Do not enter the facility.
  • 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 building, including the reuse area, will be closed to the public. No reuse shopping will be allowed.
  • The facility will be closed in the event of rain or other precipitation.

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

Free Reusable Products

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

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

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  • Fertilizers
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Roach & ant killers
  • Rodent poisons
  • Soil fumigants
  • Weed killers
  • Abrasive cleaners
  • Aerosols
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • 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

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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Hazardous Materials Management Facility

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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