Household Pickup for Hazardous Waste
In place of a one-time annual event, the Douglas County Health Department is partnering with Waste Management to provide Douglas County residents with a low-cost household service for hazardous waste removal year-round. Get details and sign up for your household pick-up at Waste Management’s website. The cost is $30 for Douglas County residents.
It is important to read the product labels to safely store, use, and dispose of chemicals. When these chemicals are not used up entirely, they become household chemical waste. Find safe handling tips by visiting the EPA’s Household Hazardous Waste webpage.
Toxic household products can be harmful to pets, wildlife, sanitation workers, our health and the environment if poured down the drain, toilet or storm sewer, or placed in the trash. If you’ve recently painted your house, changing your car’s oil or spruced up your lawn, proper disposal of the related hazardous materials will keep your family and our community safe.
Dispose of and recycle toxic household products from your home year-round with the Douglas County Health Department’s new Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program! This low-cost service for hazardous waste removal is a partnership with Waste Management and replaces the former Household Chemical Roundup events previously offered through the Tri-County Health Department.
Douglas County residents are eligible for one household pick-up appointment per calendar year. Please note, a $30 co-payment is a requirement from residents for each appointment.
Schedule a Collection
Call 1-800-449-7587 or click here.
Accepted Items for Hazardous Waste Disposal
- Automotive fluids
- Auto batteries
- Chlorine bleach
- Corrosive chemicals
- Drain openers
- Fluorescent bulbs
- Fluorescent tubes
- Glue adhesives
- Hobby chemicals
- Household batteries
- Latex paint
- Mercury and Lead
- Mercury thermometers
- Mercury thermostats
- Motor oils and used filters
- Murlactic acid
- Oil-based paints
- Paint thinner
- Pool chemicals
- Rust remover
- Spray paint
- Weed killer
- Wood preservatives
Numerous materials are not eligible for this service, including ammunition, appliances, bio-waste, commercial chemicals, explosives, medicine, tires and more.
For more information about items that are eligible for collection and how to schedule and prepare for an appointment, visit https://www.douglas.co.us/health-department/household-waste-management/.
Many common products found in the home may be hazardous and should be used and disposed of carefully. These include motor oil, antifreeze, vehicle batteries, solvents, house and garden chemicals, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), fire extinguishers, items containing mercury, propane tanks, paint, and passenger vehicle and pickup truck tires (off the rim). Proper disposal at the Roundup helps prevent the potential of accidental poisonings and fire hazards in the home.
Residents just drive up and volunteers will unload the materials. Douglas County participants should bring proof of residency such as a driver’s license or utility bill and $25 per vehicle to offset the high cost of hazardous waste disposal. Residents are encouraged to register in advance online at www.tchd.org/hcroundup.
Free Electronic Waste for Douglas County Residents
Douglas County residents may recycle their electronics for free and year-round through Dec. 30 at Techno Rescue, 3251 Lewiston Street, Suite 10 in Aurora, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on occasional Saturdays from 10 am. to 2 p.m.
- Check-in at the Front Office and state the drop-off is for the Douglas County event
- Proof of Residency will be required (photo id and verification of address such as driver’s license or state id)
For questions or additional information please call Techno Rescue at 303-482-2207.