Earth Day Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Note: This event has already passed.

Date: Apr 26 2018, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Parking Lot West of William Reed Special Events Center

Fort Carson is hosting a free household hazardous waste collection event April 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parking lot west of the William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center, building 1829, as part of the national Earth Day observance. The Fort Carson community is encouraged to participate in reducing expensive landfill waste, preventing pollution and helping the installation get one step closer to its Net Zero waste goal. Drop off your old/used household cleaners, paints, lawn care products, electronics and data media and automotive products for proper disposal. Containers must be closed and labeled.*

  • Household  products: Aerosols, ammonia, batteries, bleach, cleaners (carpet, drain, oven and toilet), cooking and lamp oils, cosmetics, degreasers, deodorizers, fire extinguishers, floor cleaners/waxes, furniture polish/wax, laundry products, mercury, mothballs, photographic chemicals, propane and butane tanks (1 pound and 20 pounds), rust removers, silver cleaners, spot removers, etc.
  • Paint, stains, solvents, etc.: Latex, oil-based, aerosol and hobby paints; and lacquers, solvents, stains, strippers, thinners, varnishes, etc.
  • Lawn and garden products: Lawn and houseplant fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, rodent poisons, wood preservatives, etc.
  • Automotive products: Antifreeze, batteries, brake and transmission fluids, cleaners (bug, tar, chrome, engine and vinyl), contaminated motor oil, self-service uncontaminated motor oil in 5-gallon containers or smaller only, fuels, wax, etc.
  • Electronics and data media: Computers, printers, scanners, audio/video equipment, camcorders, cell phones, digital cameras, fax machines, microwave ovens, TVs, audio and video tapes, CDs, DVDs, Blue-Ray discs, game cartridges, etc.  (Only 1 TV and 1 computer monitor per family, please.)

Note: Military unit hazardous waste needs to be taken to the DPW Hazardous Waste Storage Facility off of Butts Road for proper disposal. For more information, call (719)526-0890.