These products are not accepted at the Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF). Resources for disposing of each of these products properly is listed in each drop down below.
Household Hazardous Waste Not Accepted
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.
Alkaline and zinc carbon (often called “heavy duty” or “general purpose”) batteries can be disposed of with regular trash.
All other batteries including rechargeable batteries, button cell batteries, small lead-acid batteries, etc. contain hazardous heavy metals and should be brought to the HMMF for recycling.
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).
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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
Contact local gas supply companies. Many accept these free or for 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.
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.