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Paint & Household Chemicals

There are a number of programs and resources to help residents recycle or dispose of household hazardous waste. If these chemicals are not properly disposed of, they can harm sanitation workers, create problems in sewage treatment plants and landfills, or pollute the water or air. Help do your part and take advantage of the opportunities available in and for Aurora residents. 

At Your Door – Curbside Collection Program
Aurora Water entered into a contract with Waste Management and offers a year-round recycling and disposal service for household hazardous chemicals and waste. This option keeps hazardous materials out of landfills, where they may leach into our water systems. Safely dispose of household chemicals such as lawn care products, pesticides, motor oil, household chemicals and more through the At Your Door Curbside Collection HHW program. After scheduling a pick-up, residents receive a disposal bag, a list of materials accepted and complete instructions. The At Your Door program fee is $10, with a limited number of monthly appointments available. For information or to schedule a pick-up, call 800.449.7587 or visit

Drop-off program 
Waste Management offers a drop-off program for residents who find themselves in a time crunch, (e.g., relocation or home sale). Residents can call the Waste Management hot-line, at 800.449.7587, and provide the operator with the reason for the drop-off request. Additional information on materials accepted through the program can be found on the Waste Management website.

Household Chemical Roundups 

PaintCare Program

  • Through the FREE PaintCare program, unused paint can be returned to many of the locations where it was purchased. For a complete list of locations and items accepted, visit PaintCareThere are limitations on how much paint you can drop off at each visit, and not all retail stores accept paint for recycling. Contact the store directly to confirm business hours and their ability to accept what you would like to recycle.

  • For larger amounts, mix in kitty litter or paint hardener, which is available at most paint stores. Once dry, it can be thrown away.

Household Chemicals

  • Businesses throughout the city also offer recycling options for certain items which may offer a quicker and more cost-effective solution, depending on your specific waste. Call ahead to confirm that the location nearest you is currently accepting these materials for recycling.

  • To recycle propane cylinders 1lb or under, visit Metrogas Inc. They will recycle them for 25 cents each. Metrogas Inc is located at 790 W. 64th Ave., Denver CO 80221. Call 303.428.3036 or visit from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  •  Check for other recycling and disposal options.

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