Unwanted household products labels as flammable, toxic, corrosive or reactive are household hazardous wastes (HHW). All hazardous products must include a signal word - Danger
- 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:
How do I safely dispose of HHW?
- Severe burns
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