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Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste

  • Published
  • Updated
  • by City Manager

In Arvada, Rooney Road Recycling Center offers hazardous waste disposal for residents and small businesses.

Many household chemicals pose serious health risks if not properly handled, stored, and disposed of. Certain chemicals pose a threat to sanitation workers (and anyone who comes into contact with them). They  may also threaten ground water and the environment at the landfill. Jefferson County and municipalities in the County contribute to the Center's operations so that residents have a safe place to dispose of household chemicals for a small $20 copay for up to 75 pounds of waste. Paint recycling is free.

  • Antifreeze
  • Car / Motorcycle Batteries
  • Car Cleaners and Waxes
  • Degreasers
  • Deodorizers
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Flea Powder
  • Insecticides
  • Furniture Polish
  • Lacquers
  • Laundry Products
  • Moth Balls
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Paints
  • Paint Thinner / Remover
  • Petroleum Products
  • Photography Chemicals
  • Radiator Flushes
  • Rodent Poison
  • Rug Cleaners
  • Rust Removers
  • Silver Cleaners
  • Spot Removers
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaners
  • Used Oil / Filters
  • Weed Killers
  • Window Cleaners
  • Wood Preservatives

The following materials are accepted but not part of the 75 pounds under the copay, and are charged separately:

  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Electronics

Small Quantity Generators (Businesses) can use the Center and are charged actual disposal costs. Visit their website at or call 303-316-6262 to set up a drop off appointment.

Please note that the Rooney Road Recycling Center cannot accept:  

  • Radioactive Materials
  • Biological / Medical Wastes (contact your medical provider)
  • DEA controlled substances (Prescription pain meds)
  • Explosives / Ammunition / Firework
  • Tires