The storage of various potentially hazardous substances is the home is important in protecting you and your family. Kids, pets, or even visitors in your home can get into potentially hazardous substances if they are not stored safely and responsibly. Utilize safe storage methods for items such as alcohol, medications, marijuana (including edibles), as well as hazardous chemicals.
For more information on safe storage of medications, please visit the Take Meds Seriously webpage.
For more information on safe storage of marijuana, please visit the State of Colorado webpage.
The toll-free Poison Help line, 1-800-222-1222, which connects you to your local poison center, is your resource for help in a poisoning emergency.
Household Hazardous Waste
Potentially toxic substances in the home should be handled responsibly when needing to dispose of them. Such items can include paint, stain, fertilizer, pesticides, cleansers, solvents, flammable liquids, medications, sharps, etc. For more detailed information on handling of these products and locations for drop-off, please visit the High Country Conservation Center webpage.
The Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP) accepts household hazardous waste (e.g., paint, stain, fertilizer, pesticides, cleansers, solvents, flammable liquids) for safe disposal and/or recycling. This service is free to all Summit County residents and property owners, thanks to the Safety First Fund, passed by local voters in November 2014. Proof of residency or property ownership is required with all drop-offs.