Household Hazardous Materials

The household hazardous waste facility 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.

NEW!  Senate Bill 12-133, known as the “Electronic Recycling Jobs Act,” prohibits the disposal of waste electronic devices (e-waste) in Colorado as of July 1, 2013. This new law will have sweeping implications for consumers throughout the state.  Industry, non-home-based businesses, government agencies, institutions and schools are already subject to restrictions on disposal of electronic waste. Schedule an appointment today; the Center will recycle your e-waste.  Please see below.

Hours of Operation

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

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Please call 303-316-6262 x 1 during normal business hours to make an appointment or for questions.

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 $85. Your payment helps to defray this expense and provide new and continued services. The Center now also accepts electronic materials to keep heavy metals out of the landfill.  The center only accepts cash or checks and checks can be made payable to the hazardous waste contractor “Clean Harbors.”

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, paint thinner, oil based paint, gasoline, fluorescent bulbs.
  • Motor Oil-  Unlimited (Must be in containers ≤ 5 gallons)
  • Latex Paint- 10 gallon limit (physical containers)
  • 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

Colorado State Mandated beginning July 1, 2013!

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.