Adams County buildings - including the Government Center, Human Services Center, and Motor Vehicle locations - are now open Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Some departments are open by appointment only. Find modified office hours here.

Household Hazardous Waste

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

  • Household hazardous waste collection is available to Adams County residents year-round by appointment only. Call 303.526.8155 to schedule an appointment.
  • Appointments available on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Location is the Veolia Colorado Recycling Center, 9131 E. 96th Ave., Henderson.
  • Fees may apply.

2020 Recycling Events

Veolia Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Day
Wednesday, June 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Veolia Colorado Recycling Center
9131 E. 96th Ave., Henderson

Veolia Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Day
Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Veolia Colorado Recycling Center
9131 E. 96th Ave., Henderson