- Plastic bags
- Loose plastic caps
- Neon, fluorescent, goldenrod or dark-colored paper
- Gift wrap or tissue paper
- Tissues, paper towels, napkins
- Waxed paper or waxed cardboard
- Shredded paper
- Paper ream wrappers
- Hardback Books
- Tyvek® or Kraft® (orange/brown) envelopes
- Stickers (address labels and stamps ok)
- Food or liquid
- Frozen food boxes and microwave trays
- Paper cups, plates and to-go containers
- Styrofoam®, polystyrene
- Light bulbs, plates, drinking glasses, window glass
- Scrap metal
- Hazardous or bio-hazardous waste
- Needles or syringes
- Motor oil bottles
- Flexible plastic 6-pack holders
In addition to food scraps and coffee grinds, common business wastes that can be composted include shredded paper (in small quantities), tissues, paper towels and napkins and single-use food service items (such as cups, plates and straws) with the BPI certified compostable label.
COMMERCIAL HAZARDOUS WASTE GUIDELINES
Click to get the latest information from the Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility.
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
Companies providing hazardous waste collection services are listed in the Phone Book Yellow Pages under “Waste Disposal – Hazardous” or “Environmental and Ecological Services.” A list of companies that provide hazardous services 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. Call Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Solid Waste Section, for more information 303-692-3437 or 303-692-3320, or refer to their website at www.cdphe.state.co.us. Also contact Boulder County Public Health at 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