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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. 

Drop-off program 
Veolia is currently offering a drop-off program. If interested, go to the Veolia website, and book a date to drop off your materials. Residents can also call the Veolia Customer Service and Sales Inquiries, 303.289.4827.

Our door-to-door program will resume in the first week of June. For additional information, contact John Handzo at [email protected]

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. 

  •  Check for other recycling and disposal options.

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