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Definition of Household Hazardous Waste
Unwanted household products labels as flammable, toxic, corrosive or reactive are household hazardous wastes (HHW). All hazardous products must include a signal word - danger, warning or caution - on the label.
What's the Problem
When HHW ends up in household trash or is poured down sinks or storm drains, it not only endangers or health and safety, but it also poses risks for our communities, wildlife and the environment. In order to protect our health and environment, we must know how to properly use, store and dispose of HHW. Though usually safe when used according to label directions, these products can become dangerous when people are unaware, or forget, that they are handling hazardous products.
Hazardous products can cause:
Safely Dispose of HHW
The City of Blue Springs is a member community of the MARC Regional HHW Collection Program and pays a per capita rate per year for residents to safely dispose of HHW. Residents can use the permanent facility in Kansas City or Lee's Summit, and attend the Blue Springs event at no charge. The 2014 Household Hazardous Waste event will be at Pink Hill Park on April 19th from 8 a.m. to noon. View more information on the event flyer (PDF).
No charge for residents of Blue Springs
City of Kansas City HHW Facility
Kansas City, MO 64120