Hazardous Waste

The City of Glenwood Springs will host a Household Hazardous Waste Event on Saturday, April 16, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Community Center, upper parking lot. Glenwood Springs Residents can responsibly drop-off hazardous waste and recycle e-waste then celebrate Earth Day with free compost pick-up, giveaways, food truck, kids activities, energy rebates, learning booths, and more. This will provide an opportunity to dispose of hazardous waste, paint, and lightbulbs (a full list will be posted to this page shortly). Also join us to participate in a Vision Glenwood pop-up event and tell us your thoughts on preparing our community for a more sustainable and climate-resilient future. 

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event Details

  • The Hazardous Waste Drop Off will be accepted from PRIVATE parties only. NO commercial hazardous waste will be accepted.  NO waste oil or tires.
  • This service will be free to Glenwood Springs residents. Proof will be utility bill or driver’s license. People living outside the city limits of Glenwood Springs will be charged $2.00 per gallon, liquids or solids as estimated by an attendant. If you have questions, please contact Liz Mauro at 970-945-5375.
  • Please NO containers larger than 5 gallons.
  • All water-based paints, stains, and clear finishes will be recycled. Other types of waste will be disposed of according to State and Federal regulations.


  • Aerosols
  • Paints, oil based
  • Latex paints
  • Mercury
  • Pesticides
  • Flammable liquids
  • Cleaners
  • Acids
  • Bases
  • Miscellaneous household solids
  • Gasoline / diesel fuel
  • Chlorophenoxy derivative acids
  • Fertilizers
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Ni-cad/ni-fe batteries
  • Batteries with mercury
  • Antifreeze


  • Compressed gas or oxygen cylinders
  • Explosives or shock sensitive materials & ammunition
  • Unknown materials
  • Radioactive materials
  • Infectious or biologically active materials
  • Dioxin
  • Tri tetra & pentachlorphenols & their chlorophenoxy derivative acids
  • Oxidizers                                                              
  • Esters
  • Ethers
  • Amine & other salts (i.e. sodium penta-chlorophenate, 2, 4, 5-t, silvex & 2, 4,5tp)
  • Medical, sharps, or biohazard waste