Household Hazardous Waste

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Various cleaning products, oil, lawn chemicals, paint, etc.

Many household products are considered hazardous. Proper disposal of these items is necessary in order to protect your safety and that of our environment. Please do not place hazardous waste in your trash or recycling containers.

Examples of Household Hazard Waste include but are not limited to:

  • Adhesives - household/hobby/automotive glue; caulking; sealants; roofing cement, etc.
  • Aerosols - those containing flammable or hazardous materials
  • Art/Hobby Supplies - glue/adhesives; paint; cleaners; correction fluid; old chemistry sets; photography chemicals, etc.
  • Automotive Products - cleaners; polish; lubricants; solvents; fuel; gasoline; injector sprays; brake sprays; brake/transmission fluid; paint; paint remover; antifreeze; carburetor cleaner; metal conditioner; engine degreaser; fuel additives; used motor oil; oil filters, etc.
  • Batteries - automotive & household
  • Cleaners/Waxes - household (ammonia, bleaches, drain cleaners, floor cleaners); wood stains; wood strippers; polish; degreasers; rug/upholstery/oven cleaners, etc.
  • Flammables - automotive/household solvents; fuel; paint; lubricants; kerosene; charcoal lighter; lighter fluid; mineral spirits, etc.
  • Lubricants - automotive/household compressor oil; cutting oil, etc.
  • Medication/Prescriptions - expired or current medications
  • Other Household - fluorescent tubes; mercury devices; thermostats; thermometers, etc.
  • Paint - aerosol; hobby/automotive/household latex and oil based paint products including thinner; lacquer; linseed oil; primer; stain; varnish, etc.
  • Personal Products - nail polish; polish remover; rubbing alcohol; shoe polish; spot remover, etc.
  • Poisons - household/garden poison (insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, pesticide); bait; fertilizer; spa/pool chemicals; moth balls, etc.
  • Sharps - needles and syringes

Motor and Cooking Oil: Accepted at the recycling center, 400 N. Wilson Ave., open Tuesday through Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  .

Household and Automotive Batteries: Accepted at the recycling center, 400 N. Wilson Ave., open Tuesday through Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

RV Waste:  Waste from recreational vehicles should never be placed in stormdrains or the sanitary sewer system.  To dispose of this hazardous waste properly, please use a RV dump station in your area. 

All Other Hazardous Wastes: The Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Center accepts a wide variety of hazardous wastes from residents for free. Contact them at 498-5773 for more information or visit their  web page.   You may also visit www.earth911.com to locate other recycling/disposal sites.

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