Poisonous. Toxic. Combustible. Flammable. Corrosive. Explosive. If a household product has any of these warnings on the label, it is a clear message NOT TO PUT IT IN THE TRASH! Many common household products are dangerous to human and environmental health so cut our fish, wildlife, ground water and fellow human beings a break and dispose of this waste responsibly.
The great news is Boulder County makes it easy and convenient to do so at the Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF) located at 1901 63rd St. just north of Arapahoe and west of the Boulder County Recycling Center. Residents can drop off material (no charge for Boulder County residents), Wednesday through Saturday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (with the exception of observed County holidays). Please note the facility is closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and be sure to bring your driver’s license for proof of residency.
But the HMMF is not simply a disposal facility; they offer education on environmentally-friendly alternatives, reducing your toxic footprint, safety tips, a paint recycling program and a “shopping section” where reusable products are neatly organized for customers to browse and take free of charge. For a brochure click here or visit: www.bouldercountyrecycles.org.
Business waste is accepted for a fee on Tuesdays, and appointments are required in advance. Contact: (720) 564-2251.