Hazardous Waste

The City of Glenwood Springs will host a Household Hazardous Waste Event on Saturday, April 22, 2023, 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 then celebrate Earth Day with free compost pick-up. This will provide an opportunity to dispose of hazardous waste, paint, and lightbulbs. 

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.
  1. Bryana Starbuck

    Public Information Officer


  • 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


  • Electronic waste (e-waste) - TVs, stereos, speakers, computer printers, copy machines
  • 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