|How healthy is your home? The average U.S. home generates about 20 pounds of household hazardous waste per year. Many common products, such as garden chemicals, adhesives, various cleaners, and automotive fluids, have toxicity levels that make them dangerous to people, pets, and the environment if stored or disposed of improperly.|
|Cut your risk of exposure to toxic chemicals in your home and schedule a Household Hazardous Waste Collection appointment. Scheduling an appointment is easy, and it only takes a few minutes to prepare your items for collection.|
Items accepted in the Denver Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program include:
Automotive Fluids, Batteries, Chlorine Bleach, Cleaners, Corrosive Chemicals, Drain Openers, Fluorescent Bulbs & Tubes, Fertilizers, Gasoline, Glue Adhesives & Hobby Chemicals, Herbicides, Insecticides & Pesticides, Mercury & Lead, Mercury Thermometers & Thermostats, Motor Oil & Used Filters, Acid & Bases, Latex & Oil-Based Paint, Paint Thinner & Stripper, Polishes & Wood Preservatives, Pool Chemicals, Rust Remover, Stain, Spray Paint, Varnishes & Waxes, and Weed Killer
These items should NEVER be placed in the trash or poured down the drain, toilet, or storm sewer.
Denver residents are eligible for one collection appointment per calendar year. To schedule a collection appointment, call 1-800-HHW-PKUP (1-800-449-7587). Please note that there is a $15 co-payment to make an appointment, and you must have a minimum of three different types of materials from the accepted materials list included above.
For more information about Denver’s Household Hazardous Waste collection program and all other programs and services offered by Denver Recycles, visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles or call 311 (720-913-1311).