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Household Hazardous Waste
What is 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:
  • Poisoning
  • Severe burns
  • Illness
  • Blindness
  • Death


How do I 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 Hazard ous Waste event will be at Pink Hill Park on April 19th from 8 a.m. to noon.  For more information, click here.



Facilities
No charge for residents of Blue Springs

City of Kansas City HHW Facility
4707 Deramus
Kansas City, MO 64120
(816) 513-8400
No appointment needed
Thur. - Fri.: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sat.: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

City of Lee's Summit HHW Facility
2101 SE Hamblen
Lee's Summit, MO 64082
(816) 969-1805
By appointment only
1st Sat., of month 7:00 a.m. to Noon
3rd Wed., of month (year round) 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
100 lb. limit per visit

Tips

  • Read lables carefully.  Avoid buying products with lables containing the words: danger, warning, flammable, explosive, corrosive, caustic, toxic or poision.
  • Use safer products whenever possible.  There are a number of recipes available to make your own safer alternative.
  • Buy ony as much as you need for the job at hand.
  • Recycle what can be recycled in your area, such as motor oil and auto batteries.
 


City of Blue Springs
903 West Main Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015

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