Routt County welcomes household hazardous waste at Oct. 8 drop-off event

The Routt County Department of Environmental Health is hosting a household hazardous waste drop-off event from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 8 at the Steamboat Springs Middle School parking lot.

There will be a cost associated with discarding materials. Cash and checks will be accepted. This event is for household hazardous waste including:

  • Paint. There will be no charge for dropping off paint at this event.
  • Poisons or toxic materials such as pesticides, fertilizers, or mercury paint.
  • Aerosol containers such as spray paint, insect killer, carburetor cleaners or hair-spray pesticides.
  • Flammable materials such as gasoline, kerosene, roofing tar, lighter fluid or acetone batteries.
  • Corrosive materials including acids, Drain-O, deck wash, lye or caustic cleaners.
  • Oxidizers or reactives such as bleach, chlorine or swimming pool chemicals.
  • Most household cleaners unless otherwise labeled.

The drop-off event will not take other items such as mattresses or electronics. However, the Recycle Depot just west of downtown Steamboat Springs does accept those hard-to-recycle items.

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