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 Free Reusable Products area is 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.
Household Hazardous Wastes Accepted for Disposal
Our facility is able to take most, but not all, common household products.
- Auto body filler
- Batteries (auto and motorcycle)
- Brake fluid
- Car cleaners
- Car waxes and chrome polish
- Carburetor cleaner
- Diesel fuel
- Engine degreaser
- 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
- 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
- Abrasive cleaners
- Ammonia-based cleaners
- Bleach cleaners
- Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
- 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.
- The Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF) offers prepaid envelopes for all unused medication including legally held controlled drugs and narcotics.
- Find resources for disposal of expired and unwanted prescription drugs at Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) or FDA’s website Using Medicine Safely.
- 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
- 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.
- Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medications & Syringes
Wastes Not Accepted
These products are not accepted at the Hazardous Materials Management Facility. Resources for disposing of each of these products properly is listed in each drop down below.
Never attempt to remove products you suspect contain asbestos (floor tiles, linoleum, insulation materials). Asbestos fibers are dangerous if inhaled. Call Boulder County Public Health for information 303.441.1100, or consult with a certified asbestos removal contractor.
Contact your local sheriff’s office before moving explosive or shock sensitive materials. They will accept dangerous materials for safe disposal. This includes unwanted ammunition, road flares and fireworks.
Eco-Cycle’s CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials), will accept these for a small fee (City of Boulder residents’ fire extinguishers are accepted free of charge).
6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO 80301
Dispose of with regular trash.
Find resources for disposal of expired and unwanted prescription drugs at Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) or FDA’s website Using Medicine Safely.
For information on proper disposal of controlled substances or other drop-off options, call the Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) Hotline at 303-786-7223
Boulder County’s Hazardous Materials Management Facility does NOT accept propane cylinders larger than one pound (camping size). Contact local gas supply companies. Many accept these for free or a nominal fee.
Call the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, Radiation Control Division.
Households can dispose of smoke detectors with their regular trash. Some manufacturers of these units also offer take back. Businesses should use hazardous waste disposal contractors.