Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Proper Disposal The City and County of Broomfield
Other options for household hazardous waste disposal include:
- Make an appointment at the Boulder County Hazardous Material Management Facility. This is free for Broomfield residents year-round.
- Hang onto your items and participate in the fall event.
This drop-off event has changed to a new location:Broomfield Municipal Shops3951 W 144th AveBroomfield, CO 80023
- Please visit the list of acceptable items.
- Electronic waste is also accepted during this event. Please note that there is a 3-item limit on electronics. For example, 2 TVs and 1 computer would be the max for one household. Corded appliances, such as microwaves and vacuum cleaners, go in the regular trash or to a scrap metal facility. Please visit the list of acceptable electronic items.
- The Boulder County Hazardous Material Management Facility is a regional collection site for household hazardous materials that is available to Broomfield residents year-round, at no cost. The facility is located at 1901 63rd St in Boulder (just off of 63rd St and Arapahoe Ave) and is open Wednesday - Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only. Please make an appointment online or call 720.564.2251. This facility does not accept electronics.
- Eco-Cycle/City of Boulder CHaRM recycles electronics. Fees may be charged.
Tips to help reduce the amount of HHW generated:
READ LABELS: Read and follow directions carefully!
THINK SMALL: Use the correct amount of product recommended. For example, with pesticide use, twice as much is not twice as effective and may be twice as toxic!
NON-TOXIC ALTERNATIVES: Purchase the least toxic product available. Danger, Caution, Warning, Harmful, Poison, Toxic, Corrosive, Volatile, Flammable, Inflammable, Combustible or Explosive—these words should alert you to the hazardous nature of the product. Choose water-based products over solvent-based ones. Avoid aerosols if you can. Avoid products containing chlorinated compounds, petroleum distillates, phenols and formaldehyde.
STORE PROPERLY: Always store products in their original containers with labels. Store unsafe products away from small children and pets.
DON’T MIX: Some household products, when mixed, can form dangerous fumes or may become explosive. Never mix anything with products containing chlorine or ammonia.
PLAN AHEAD: Buy only what you need to avoid or minimize waste. Don’t be tempted to buy a gallon if you only need a cup. Think about how you are going to dispose of any materials you have left over. Give leftover products to a responsible neighbor or friend who can use it up rather than throwing it out.