The El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at 3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO  80923.  The facility is open to accept hazardous waste Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Call 719-520-7878 for information.

Typical household hazardous waste is accepted from El Paso and Teller County Residents at no charge, a donation of non-perishable items for the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado is encouraged.  All other waste is subject to approval and fees.

  • Do not mix products
  • Keep products in original containers
  • Secure products so they won’t leak

The El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility cannot accept medication of any type.

6 Colorado Code of Regulations 1010-23 effective July 1, 2016

This regulation governs the Colorado Household Medication Take-Back Program established in Section 25-15-328, C.R.S.  In order to collect household medications as an approved participant in the Program, a collector shall:

Be a law enforcement agency; or a DEA-registered location of a retail pharmacy or a hospital/clinic with an on-site pharmacy, whose registrations have been modified consistent with DEA requirements described in Title 21 CFR Part 1301.51, as amended, to authorize collection of controlled substances.

Household medications include controlled substances approved for collection by federal law, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications in the possession of an individual.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility Sign