Household Hazardous Materials

The Rooney Road Recycling Center will accept most types of household hazardous waste materials and electronics. Many household chemicals pose a serious health hazard if not properly handled, stored and disposed.

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Hours of Operation

The Rooney Road Recycling Center is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. by appointment only.

You can make an appointment two ways:

  1. Make an appointment online now
  2. Call 303-316-6262, ext 1, during normal business hours

Location of the Center

The Rooney Road recycling Center is located at 151 South Rooney Road, Golden, CO

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Cost and Limitations

Your chemical waste can be dropped of at the Center for $20 or picked up at your home for $30. You must schedule an appointment for drop off or pick up. The average disposal cost to the Center per drop off is $70. Your payment helps to defray this expense and provide new and continued services. The Center accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.  Checks must be payable to the hazardous materials contractor, “Veolia”.

For your co-pay you can dispose of up to the following quantities:

  • 75 pounds of hazardous waste including but not limited to: aerosols, batteries, fertilizers, pesticides, waxes, cleaners, antifreeze, gasoline, fluorescent bulbs.
  • Motor Oil- Unlimited (Must be in containers ≤ 5 gallons)
  • Latex Paint- Unlimited amounts of “residential” architectural paint (must in containers  < 5-gallons)
  • Automotive Batteries-  Unlimited

Additional charges apply when quantity limits are exceeded.  Please call the appointment line for additional pricing information.

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Electronics Recycling

The Center now also accepts electronic materials to keep heavy metals out of the landfill. Computer parts and many other electronic components are hazardous waste. Unlike aluminum cans that are easy to recycle, the items listed below have additional processing costs to get the metals and other hazardous components out; therefore, there will be a charge per component.  Please call the appointment line for unit pricing.

Computer Monitor      Computer Tower           Keyboard            Laptop                                      Power Supply               Printer                             Fax Machine      Televisions
VCR                                Stereo                               DVD Player        Wires

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Door to Door Pick Up

The Rooney Road Recycling Center offers door to door pick up service for the elderly, disabled, or those who are otherwise unable to drop their household hazardous waste at the facility.  The $30 co-pay allows residents the same quantity limitations as a facility drop off.  Door to door pick ups are conducted when enough appointments are made to make a run through the county.  Typically pick up runs happen once every month.

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HazMart

Over fifty percent of the materials received at the Center are recycled or reused. Products that are in new or near new condition with good packaging and clear labels are offered at no cost to the public at HazMart.  HazMart is located at Rooney Road Recycling Center’s Hazardous Waste Facility.  You may find some of these products available at HazMart:

  • Automotive Products (motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, wax and polish, power steering fluid)
  • Home Care Products (cleaning products, furniture polish, soaps, bleaches, glues)
  • Paints and Stains (various colors of latex paint, stain, exterior paint, varnish)
  • Lawn and Garden Care (fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides)

Appointments are not necessary for HazMart however it is only open during facility hours of operation which are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm.