Recycling and Sustainability

Any unused or leftover chemical products in your home such as cleaners, paints, paint thinner, nail polish and polish remover, and lawn care products can be a potential danger to you, your family, and the environment. Household hazardous waste is usually labeled DANGER, WARNING, TOXIC, CAUTION, POISON, FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, or REACTIVE. It is dangerous and illegal to dispose of these materials as municipal solid waste. Protect you and your family's health, help us keep toxic chemicals out of the environment, and reduce pollution. 

  • DON'T POUR IT DOWN A SINK DRAIN. Some household hazardous waste can bypass the Wastewater Treatment Plant unchanged, polluting water downstream. 
  • DON'T POUR IT INTO DITCHES, STORM DRAINS, OR GUTTERS. Household hazardous waste will travel directly to waterways polluting ponds, lakes, and rivers. 
  • DON'T BURN IT. You risk producing poisonous fumes, contributing to air pollution or causing an explosion.
  • DON'T THROW IT IN YOUR TRASH BIN. These chemicals present safety hazards to solid waste collection workers.
  • DON'T DUMP IT OR BURY IT. These chemicals could leach through the soil and contaminate groundwater.

Year-Round Household Chemical Collection

  • Residential household hazardous waste can be dropped off at Veolia Colorado Recycling Center year-round on specific days by appointment only.
  • Call 303.526.8155 or visit the Veolia website to book an appointment, learn what is and isn't accepted, get pricing for drop-offs, and more. Fees apply.
  • Appointments available on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Veolia Colorado Recycling Center is located at 9131 E. 96th Ave., Henderson.

2022 Recycling Events

Veolia Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Days
Wednesday, May 18 & Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Veolia Colorado Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center
9131 E. 96th Ave., Henderson

Adams County residents may bring their unwanted household chemicals to the Veolia Colorado Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center. Most items will be recycled safely, keeping them out of our natural environment. Adams County residents will need to pay a discounted fee of $.99 per pound to drop off their items, and the flat rate per vehicle fee will be waived on event dates only. Proof of residency is required. Cash and credit card will be accepted. No charge to drop off architectural paints and stains only. Registration is required using the links below.

Acceptable items include: insecticide, bathroom cleaners, rust remover, photo chemicals, degreasers, weed killer, latex paint, stains, furniture polish, fire extinguishers, laundry products, fuel, solvents, rodent poison, oil filters, floor cleaners, oven cleaners, moth balls, lacquers, rechargeable batteries.

Unacceptable items include: radioactive material (smoke detectors), used needles, prescription pain killers, explosives (fireworks, ammunition), tires, trash.

Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thornton Infrastructure Maintenance Center
12450 Washington St., Thornton

  • $15 fee per vehicle for all electronics, including up to one TV or computer monitor.
  • $25 fee for each vehicle carrying up to three TVs and/or computer monitors.
  • A max of three TVs and/or computer monitors per vehicle.
  • Open to Adams County and Thornton residents.
  • Download event flyer.
  • Register now.

Electronic Recycling Drop-Off Days
Monday, July 18 – Saturday, July 30, Multiple times available each day
Techno Rescue
3251 Lewiston St., Suite 10, Aurora

Adams County and the City of Thornton invite residents to drop off their electronic waste (computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, televisions, computer monitors, hard drives, DVD players, scanners, printers, radios, etc.) at Techno Rescue’s facility by appointment ONLY from July 18-30. There will be a $15 per vehicle fee for items dropped off, including all electronics and one TV/CRT monitor. Vehicles with up to three TVs/CRT monitors will be charged $25. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Items will be recycled safely and responsibly to ensure a high level of data destruction for desktops, laptops, and other data containing equipment.

Schedule your drop-off appointment. This event is open to all residents of Adams County only.

NOT ACCEPTED: TVs and monitors with exposed tubes or anything that contains freon or other chemicals. For specific questions on certain electronics and data destruction, please call Techno Rescue directly at 303.482.2207

Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thornton Infrastructure Maintenance Center
12450 Washington St., Thornton
  • $15 fee per vehicle for all electronics, including up to one TV or computer monitor.
  • $25 fee for each vehicle carrying up to three TVs and/or computer monitors.
  • A max of three TVs and/or computer monitors per vehicle.
  • Open to Adams County and Thornton residents.
  • Download event flyer.
  • Register now.
Veolia Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Days
Wednesday, Sept. 28 & Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Veolia Colorado Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center
9131 E. 96th Ave., Henderson

 

Adams County residents may bring their unwanted household chemicals to the Veolia Colorado Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center. Most items will be recycled safely, keeping them out of our natural environment. Adams County residents will need to pay a discounted fee of $.99 per pound to drop off their items, and the flat rate per vehicle fee will be waived on event dates only. Proof of residency is required. Cash and credit card will be accepted. No charge to drop off architectural paints and stains only.

Acceptable items include: insecticide, bathroom cleaners, rust remover, photo chemicals, degreasers, weed killer, latex paint, stains, furniture polish, fire extinguishers, laundry products, fuel, solvents, rodent poison, oil filters, floor cleaners, oven cleaners, moth balls, lacquers, rechargeable batteries.

Unacceptable items include: radioactive material (smoke detectors), used needles, prescription pain killers, explosives (fireworks, ammunition), tires, trash.

Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Residents of the following cities can check the links below for recycling locations:

Residents of other cities should check with their municipality for recycling information. Other recycling locations include: 

Location Contact Accepted Items Hours
Arvada Recycling
9630 Ralston Rd.
Arvada, CO 80004
303.900.3461 Household recycling, appliances.
Will pay for non-ferrous metals.
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Waste Management
7780 E. 96th Ave.
Henderson, CO 80640
  Household recycling M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Waste Management
3600 E. 48th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216
  Household recycling 24/7
Waste Management
5395 Franklin St.
Denver, CO 80216
  Household recycling 24/7