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Household Hazardous Waste



Household hazardous Waste

Environmental Division Manager
Kathy Andrew
Phone:  (719) 520-7871
Administration > Environmental Division > Household Hazardous Waste
Toilets, TVs, Paint Cans, Batteries  

Take a sneak peak at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHWF) with this                            Household Hazardous Waste video on YouTube.

Not all items are accepted at OFF-SITE events.  Call 520-7871 for information. 

Beginning July 1, 2016 Colorado Law prohibits the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility from accepting any medications including over-the-counter.  Click below for information  Medication

Accepted Materials
  • Basic Recyclables - NO SORTING
    Aluminum, Paper, Flattened Cardboard, and Food & Beverage Containers (glass, metal, and plastic).  Clean containers only - No Food Residue-Remove Lids and Labels on Containers.      BINS FILL FAST CALL 520-7878 press zero for STATUS
  • Paint, Stains, Solvents, Etc.
    Latex, Oil-Based, Aerosol, and Hobby Paints; Lacquers, Solvents, Stains, Strippers, Thinners, Varnishes, etc.  
  • Lawn & Garden
    Lawn & Houseplant Fertilizers, Herbicides, Insecticides, Pesticides, Rodent Poisons, Wood Preservatives, etc. 
  • Household
    Aerosols, Ammonia, Ammunition, Batteries, Bleach, Cleaners (carpet, drain, oven, toilet), Cooking & Lamp Oils, Degreasers, Deodorizers, Document Shredding (limits and fees apply for shredding), Fire Extinguishers, Fireworks, Floor Cleaners/Waxes, Fluorescent Lights & Ballasts, Furniture Polish/Wax, Gun Powder, Laundry Products, Mercury, Mothballs, Photographic Chemicals, Propane & Butane Tanks (1-lb & 20-lb), Rust Removers, Silver Cleaners, Smoke Alarms, Spot Removers, etc.
  • Porcelain
    Sinks, Toilets, Ceramic Tiles, Granite & Marble countertops.  Remove all non-porcelain parts.  Items must be put in the dumpster without staff assistance.   The County is partnering with Colorado Springs Utilities to recycle crushed porcelain for use in local roads. 
  • Automotive - NO TIRES
    Antifreeze, Batteries, Brake & Transmission Fluids, Cleaners (bug, tar, chrome, engine, vinyl), Road Flares, Fuels, Motor Oil (5-gallon containers or smaller only), wax, etc.
  • Electronics
    TVs (19" or smaller), Central Processing Units (CPUs), Computer Monitors, Peripherals, Printers, Fax Machines, Laptops, Notebooks, Ultra-Books, Net Books, Electronic Tablets, DVD Players, VCRs, Radios, Stereos, Video Game Consoles and Video Display Devices with viewing screens greater than 4 inches. 
  • Medical Sharps:  Put in a certified medical sharps container from a pharmacy, or a clean plastic liquid laundry detergent bottle with a narrow neck and a screw lid.               



Free Household Products

Facility Information
  • Phone:
    (719) 520-7878

  • Address:
    3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
    Between Constitution Ave. and North Carefree Circle, just West of Marksheffel Road. Google MAP

  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Friday,
    7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Second Saturday of the Month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.     

  • Business Waste accepted 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Thursdays ONLY

  • Available to El Paso and Teller county residents only.

  • Waste must be in labeled, non-leaking containers that can be left at the site.

  • This is a free service for households.  A donation of non-perishable food items for the Care & Share food bank is encouraged.

Drop & Swap Program
  • New / Usable Paint and Household Chemicals are available free to the public at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. 

  • Call 520-7871 for more information. 

Small Business Waste Program
  • Pre-registration is required for this fee-based program. Qualifying Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) businesses can drop off their hazardous waste on Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • CESQG Information,  Registration and Fee Schedule 

  • Call 520-7871 for more information and to sign up.