Hazardous Materials Management for Residents and Business
Hazardous Materials Management for Residents
It is easy and convenient to dispose of your household hazardous waste at the Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF) located at 1901 63rd Street (enter at Boulder County Recycling Center – follow signs to HMMF), it is free for Boulder County residents and the cities of Broomfield and Erie. To view brochure click here.
The facility also has a FREE section where you can shop for material such as paint, pesticide, cleaning solutions that have been dropped off as part of the collection program. Call 720-564-2251 for hours and additional information.
Hazardous Materials Management for Business
An overview of guidelines and services available from Boulder County for the management of hazardous materials for business can be found here. Please see below for additional resources.
Asbestos insulation, or large quantities of asbestos tile or linoleum
Never attempt to remove products you suspect contain asbestos (floor tiles, linoleum, insulation materials). Asbestos fibers are dangerous if inhaled. Call Boulder County Public Health for information 303-441-1100, or consult with a certified asbestos removal contractor.
Business wastes including: industrial, agricultural, municipal, school, church, non-profit or other community organization wastes
Search online for “Waste Disposal – Hazardous” or “Environmental and Ecological Services” for companies that provide hazardous waste disposal. A list of companies is also available from the Boulder County Resource Conservation Division; call 720-564-2220 to request a copy. Contact the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment 303-692-3300 for information on hazardous waste generator requirements. Also contact EPA Region 8 at 303-312-6149 and Boulder County Public Health 303-441-1100 for information on reducing the use of hazardous chemicals and pollution prevention.
Contact your local fire department or fire extinguisher dealers. Call the HHW program at 720-564-2220 for a handout including contact information.
Medical wastes, medicines, and sharps
All medical wastes require special handling and disposal. For information call Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303-692-3320, or refer to their website at www.cdphe.state.co.us. Boulder County Public Health is also a resource contact: 303-441-1100.
Propane tanks (BBQ grill-size or larger)
Contact local propane supply companies.
Call the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, Radiation Control Division at 303-692-3300.