A-Z Recycling Guide -- Barrels/Drums/Tanks
Eco-Cycle CHaRM (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials)
Scrap metal accepted free of charge. There is a $15 fee to cover the cost of Freon™ removal for refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.
EMPTY METAL TANKS AND CYLINDERS -- Please let the person at the CHaRM window know what you have. This is a special collection and should NOT be dropped off in the scrap metal bin.
ONLY ACCPETING RED HELIUM TANKS USED FOR BALLOONS
NO PROPANE TANKS OF ANY KIND
NO TANKS WITH ANY LIQUID OR GAS
Please visit the CHaRM webpage for the full list of accepted materials, fees, current hours and more details.
Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF)
1901 63rd St.
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: (720) 564-2251
Accepted Materials: Tanks and cylinders still containing hazardous or flammable chemicals. Full list of items accepted below.
Hours: Wed. – Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed for public holidays.
Resident Household Hazardous Waste
Boulder County’s Hazardous Materials Management Facility is open for household hazardous waste drop off from all residents of Boulder County, City and County of Broomfield, and the Town of Erie. Proof of residency (for example, your driver's license, vehicle registration, voter identification, tax certificate, lease agreement or utility bill) is required when you drop-off your wastes. Hazardous wastes are recycled or disposed of properly.
Broomfield, Longmont, and Superior hold annual or periodic hazardous waste collection events for their residents. Please call your local town/city hall for details.
Accepts unused and unwanted hazardous products year-round from residents of Boulder County, City and County of Broomfield, and Town of Erie. This includes residents of Allenspark, Boulder, Broomfield, Erie, Hygiene, Jamestown, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Lyons, Nederland, Superior, and Ward. Proof of residency (e.g. driving license, voter ID, tax certificate, lease agreement) is required.
Materials accepted: household cleaners, solvents, fluorescent tubes, glues, cleaners, pesticides, automotive fluids, automobile batteries, paint and paint products and rechargeable and non-alkaline batteries. Radioactive, explosive, shock-sensitive, infectious, and commercially generated wastes are not accepted.
Business (commerical businesses, agencies, non-profits, institutions, religious organizations, and schools) wastes are accepted by appointment only. Please visit website for details and application:
Longmont Waste Diversion Center
(Scrap Metal Bin)
140 Martin St.
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (303) 772-7300
Accepted materials: Scrap metal for recycling during business hours only.
Industrial Container Services
640 Baseline Rd. (drop-off)
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: (303) 659-5095; 888-424-0224 to place order
Service provided: Collects empty barrels and drums for reuse. Acceptability is determined on a case-by-case basis. Steel, plastic, non-food, and food-grade drums are accepted. All barrel and drum closures must be included, and drums must be clearly labeled as to their former contents. Call for more information regarding materials accepted. Sells new and reconditioned containers.
Boulder County Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Center
286 Ridge Rd. (E. of Peak to Peak Hwy.)
Nederland, CO 80466
Phone: (303) 258-7878
Accepted materials: Scrap metal for recycling during staffed hours only. Appliances are accepted for a fee. Call for more information.