A-Z Recycling Guide -- Hazardous Waste
Hazardous waste should never be placed in curbside recycling or at any of the Drop off centers.
Louisville, Longmont and Broomfield all host annual household hazardous waste collection days for residents. Residents should call their city government for dates and locations.
Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF)
1901c 63rd St.
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: (720) 564-2251
Hours: Wed. – Sat., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed for public holidays.
Resident Household Hazardous Waste
Boulder County’s Hazardous Materials Management Facility is open for household hazardous waste drop off from all residents of Boulder County, City and County of Broomfield, and the Town of Erie. Proof of residency (for example, your driver's license, vehicle registration, voter identification, tax certificate, lease agreement or utility bill) is required when you drop-off your wastes. Hazardous wastes are recycled or disposed of properly.
Broomfield, Longmont, and Superior hold annual or periodic hazardous waste collection events for their residents. Please call your local town/city hall for details.
Accepted materials: Unused and unwanted hazardous products year-round from residents of Boulder County, City and County of Broomfield, and Town of Erie. This includes residents of Allenspark, Boulder, Broomfield, Erie, Hygiene, Jamestown, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Lyons, Nederland, Superior, and Ward. Proof of residency (e.g. driving license, voter ID, tax certificate, lease agreement) is required. Materials accepted include household cleaners, solvents, fluorescent tubes, sharps (please visit "sharps" page for proper disposal guidelines), glues, cleaners, pesticides, automotive fluids, automobile batteries, paint and paint products and rechargeable and non-alkaline batteries. Radioactive, explosive, shock-sensitive, infectious, and commercially generated wastes are not accepted.
Business (commercial businesses, agencies, non-profits, institutions, religious organizations, and schools) wastes are accepted by appointment on Tuesdays ONLY. Includes a minimum fee of $25. Please visit website for details:
Free reusable products are available during open hours, including:
- Auto and hobby products
- Garden and yard products
- Home maintenance and cleaning products
- Latex Paint
- Oil-based Paint
Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE)
P.O. Box 791
Boulder CO 80306
Phone: (303) 786-PACE
Service provided: PACE provides technical assistance and recognition to Boulder County businesses to reduce waste, prevent pollution, and save money. It is a joint effort of the City of Boulder, Boulder County, the City of Longmont, the Center for Resource Conservation and the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.
City and County of Denver
Phone: (800) 449-7587
Service provided: Offers drop-off and pick-up of household hazardous waste for residents. Call for appointment or pick-up information.
4721 Ironton St., Unit B
Denver, CO 80239
Phone: (303) 371-1100
Service provided: Offer a variety of recycling, reuse and reclamation options for hazardous and non-hazardous materials including solvents, chemicals and oil, light bulbs, transformers and other electrical equipment. For businesses only.
17300 Coal Creek Canyon Rd.
Arvada, CO 80007
Phone: (800) 873-3645
Service provided: For businesses: takes used oil, oily water, oil filters, used absorbants, grease, antifreeze and oily rags. For individuals: takes motor oil at Do-It-Yourself station in front of building on Umber Ct.
Philip Services Corporation (PSC)
Phone: (303) 321-9040
Fax: (303) 321-9065
Service provided: Takes commercial quantities of hazardous waste and provides environmental clean-up and pick-up services.
Western Environmental Technologies, Inc.
2060 W. Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (303) 795-2500
Service provided: Commercial large volume hazardous waste removal. Tank removal, environmental remediation, fuel spill clean-up, asbestos removal, testing, removal and disposal of hazardous materials.
Phone: 1-800-CLEANUP™ (toll-free hotline)
Service provided: For residents outside of Boulder and Broomfield counties: Earth911 provides information on recycling opportunities by zip code. Visit their website for available programs in your area. Download their mobile application iRecycle for Android and iOS for more resources and recycling knowledge.