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(June 2020) Hazardous Waste Drop Off Appointment

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El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

3255 Akers Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80922

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EPC Household Hazardous Waste Appointment Times (June 2020)

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The El Paso County Community Services Department Environmental Division Household Hazardous Waste Facility now requires an appointment for household hazardous waste drop-off (paints, household chemicals, some electronics, etc.) Proof of El Paso or Teller County residency is required at drop-off (photo ID, lease, etc.) One appointment per household per month. All appointments are first come, first serve. The recycling service (plastic bottles, tin, cardboard, etc.) is separate from hazardous waste and will NOT be available until further notice.

Please carefully read the list below of what we do and do not accept, as well as quantity limitations. El Paso County reserves the right to refuse items. If you have further questions, call 719-520-7878 or contact the EventBrite organizer at the bottom of this page.

Items must be cleaned and free of dirt, dust, leaves and debris prior to drop-off:


Paint, Stains, Solvents, Etc. Latex, Oil-Based, Aerosol, and Hobby Paints; Lacquers, Solvents, Stains, Strippers, Thinners, Varnishes, etc. Limited to a total of 50 gallons.

Lawn and Garden: Lawn & Houseplant Fertilizers, Herbicides, Insecticides, Pesticides, Rodent Poisons, Wood Preservatives, etc.

Household: Aerosols, Ammonia, Batteries, Bleach, Cleaners (carpet, drain, oven, toilet), Cooking & Lamp oils, Degreasers, Deodorizers, Fire Extinguishers, Floor Products, Fluorescent Lights, Furniture Polish, Laundry Products, Mercury, Mothballs, Pool/Spa Chemicals, Photo Chemicals, Rust Removers, Silver Cleaners, Smoke Alarms, Spot Removers, etc.

Porcelain: Toilets, sinks, ceramic tiles, granite, and marble countertops, etc. Remove all non-porcelain parts from toilets. Items must be put in 4 ft. dumpster without staff assistance.

Automotive: Antifreeze, Batteries, Brake & Transmission Fluids, Cleaners (bug, tar, chrome, engine, vinyl), Flares, Fuels, Motor Oil (10-gallon limit per household per month, container must be left at the site), Wax, etc.

Electronics: TVs (20” or smaller CRTs, 40” or smaller flat-screens), Central Processing Units (CPUs), Computer Monitors, Keyboards, Mice, Printers, Fax Machines, Laptops, Notebooks, Ultra-Books, Net Books, Electronic Tablets, DVD Players, VCRs, Radios, Stereos (no speakers), Video Game Consoles and Video Display Devices with viewing screens greater than 4 inches.

Medical Sharps: Must be in a certified medical sharps container no larger than 2.2 quarts available at any pharmacy. Two per household per month accepted.


  • Appliances with Freon & Home Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Business/Commercial Waste
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Containers larger than 5 gallon
  • Furniture
  • Medications
  • Mattresses/Box springs
  • Misc. Electronics: Telephones (cellular or landline), answering machines, TVs larger than 40", karaoke machines, speakers, tools, lamps, fans, loose cables/wires, home media (DVDs, VHS tapes, cassettes, etc.)
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Recycling (plastic bottles, cardboard, etc.)
  • Styrofoam
  • Tires


HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE LIABILITY RELEASE & CERTIFICATION STATEMENT: I hereby declare and affirm of my own personal knowledge that the items delivered to the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility was, in fact, generated through household use and is not business or commercial subject to federal or state waste regulations. I understand that should I surrender any data containing device to the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility for recycling it is solely my responsibility to protect my personal information. I further agree to defend, indemnify, and hold El Paso County harmless from and against any and all liabilities, demands, claims, damages, suits, judgments and decrees, and court awards including costs, expenses and attorneys’ fees, on account of injuries to or death of any person or persons or damage to any property or personal information arising out of or related to my willful misconduct or negligent acts, errors or omissions for the duration of my participation. I understand that the items will be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility in reliance on the accuracy and truth of my foregoing declaration / affirmation.

For all non-El Paso/Teller County residents, please visit the Colorado Department of Health & Environment’s list of Hazardous Waste Collection Programs to find the site nearest you.

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El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

3255 Akers Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80922

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