Hazardous Materials Management
New! Colorado Paint Stewardship Program
Starting July 1st, 2015 paint and hardware stores in Boulder will now accept used house paint for FREE (with some restrictions applied to businesses).
- Find the most current drop off locations.
- Review what products are accepted.
- Know potential costs and restrictions if you’re a business.
What To Know About Hazardous Materials
- Household products can contain hazardous material. An average home contains 3 to 8 gallons of hazardous waste materials.
- Identify hazardous waste by checking for labeled warning words: Poison, Toxic, Corrosive, Volatile, Flammable, Inflammable, Combustible, Explosive, Danger, Caution, Warning, and Harmful.
- Improper disposal can endanger your health, the health of others and the environment.
- Proper disposal is required for hazardous products.
Boulder County’s Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF) makes it easy to dispose of hazardous products!
Hazardous waste accepted for disposal can include most, but not all, common household products:
- Home improvement products (paints, thinners, caulks, glues, solvents, etc.)
- Automotive products (lead/acid batteries, gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze, etc.)
- Garden products (herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, etc.)
- Household cleaners
- Fluorescent bulbs (regular and compact)
- Pool products
- Paint, Hobby & Pet products
Hazardous waste products not accepted at HMMF have resources for disposing of these products properly.
Location & Contact Information
1901c 63rd Street, Boulder (enter at Boulder County Recycling Center - follow signs to HMMF)
Hours of Operation
- Household/Resident waste: Wednesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Business waste: Tuesday appointments only
- Please check holiday closures schedule