Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

HHW is not trash. HHW are products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive substances. Proper storage and disposal of the following materials protects our environment:

  • Batteries
  • Smoke detectors
  • Cleaners and Solvents
  • Devices that contain Mercury (Thermostats, CFLs)
  • Fertilizers, Pesticides, and Insecticides
  • Motor Oils and Fuels
  • Paints and Stains

Proper HHW Disposal

HHW drop off at the Pitkin County Landfill. Drop off hours are:

  • Wednesday through Friday
    7:30 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday
    9 am to 11:45 am

Aspen Locations for Some HHW

Proper HHW Procedures

  • Read labels carefully and follow warnings and handling instructions
  • Purchase products in the smallest quantities possible to get your job done
  • Use products completely before purchasing new
  • Store products securely in their original and clearly labeled containers
  • Look for less toxic alternatives
  • Plan ahead and give yourself time to dispose of HHW properly if you are moving
  • Don't pour them on ground, toilets, drains, storm sewers, or gutters
  • Don't mix chemicals or wastes unless you are sure they are compatible
  • Don't put liquid wastes in the trash unless they have been stabilized (dried out or solidified) for disposal