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Household Hazardous Waste

KC Water operates a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility and program to help protect area streams and rivers and keep hazardus materials out of landfills. HHW offers a safe method for residents of Kansas City and area participating communities to remove hazardous waste from homes. Accepted items are listed below.

Environmental Campus
4707 Deramus Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64120

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
Professionals at the facility safely accept, process, recycle, make available for reuse, or properly discard hazardous household products. Deliver items at HHW’s weather-protected drive-through portico. For safety, do not leave your vehicle; professional staff will greet you and safely remove items.

Drop-Off Hours of Operation
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – For loads over 600 pounds. By appointment only. Call 816-513-8400 to schedule.
Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. – For loads less than 600 pounds.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – For loads less than 600 pounds.

Swap Shop
Items collected that are reusable are available to the public at no charge. Reusable products often collected include paint, household cleaners, lawn chemicals, and motor oil, among others. Inventory can vary daily, so call 816-513-8400 to learn if we have what you need.

Swap Shop Hours of Operation
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

2024 Closure Schedule
Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
Tuesday, May 28 – Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day
Tuesday, Sept. 3 – Labor Day
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 28-30 – Thanksgiving
Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Thursday, Jan. 2, 2025 – Year-end holidays and annual maintenance

Terms and Conditions

  • No charge for residents of Kansas City, Mo., and participating communities (see list below).
  • Customers must provide proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill.
  • Loads in excess of 600 pounds are accepted only on Wednesdays and only by appointment. Call 816-513-8400 to schedule.
  • No appointment necessary for loads weighing less than 600 pounds.
  • KC Water is not permitted to accept hazardous waste from businesses or organizations, including churches, schools, government entities, nonprofit organizations, home-based businesses, and materials used to maintain rental properties. Visit this page to learn how your company or non-household organization can properly dispose of hazardous waste in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Accepted Items

  • Automotive fluids (antifreeze, motor oil, etc.)
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs, including compact fluorescent (CFL), U-shaped fluorescent, and halogen
  • Cooking oil
  • Corrosive cleaners
  • Hazardous liquids
  • Household cleaners
  • Lawn and garden products
  • Mercury: elemental mercury or any items containing mercury
  • Paint
  • Pesticides/insecticides
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Pool chemicals

Items Not Accepted

  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Containers larger than five gallons
  • Explosives, ammunitions and fireworks
  • Fire extinguishers (Contact this company for a fire extinguisher disposal option.)
  • Medical waste and needles
  • Prescription drugs (Visit here for a map of pharmaceutical take-back and safe disposal locations.)
  • Propane bottles weighing over one pound, fire extinguishers, butane and Freon
  • Tires (Visit here for a tire recycling option.)
  • Yard waste (Visit here for City of Kansas City, Mo., leaf and brush drop-off locations, information, and rules.)
  • See More Information below.

2024 Mobile Events
To reduce customer travel and make it convenient to dispose of hazardous waste properly, KC Water’s Household Hazardous Waste team supports collections at the below locations on the Residents of Kansas City, Mo., and any community listed below may bring household hazardous waste to any mobile collection event listed. Bring proof of residency (e.g., driver’s license, utility bill, tax bill, etc.). Household hazardous waste listed as accepted above is accepted at all mobile collection events. To verify waste being collected at any event, call 816-513-8400. 

4/6/2024, 8 a.m.-noon – Blue Springs: Pink Hill Park, 2715 NW Park Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64015
5/4/2024, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Independence: Liberty and Walnut streets, Independence Mo.
5/18/2024, 8 a.m.-noon – Kansas City: Manual Tech Center, 1215 E Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64106
6/1/2024, 8 a.m.-noon – Liberty – Clay County: 801 Kent St., Liberty MO 64068
6/15/2024, 8 a.m.-noon – Harrisonville: Harrisonville Senior High School, 1504 E. Elm St., Harrisonville, MO 64701
6/29/2024, 8 a.m.-noon – Belton – Raymore: Yeokum Center of Innovation, Belton School District, 613 Mill Street, Belton, MO 64012
7/13/2024, 8 a.m.-noon – Platte City – Weston: 17130 Missouri 371, Platte City, MO 64079
7/27/2024, 8 a.m.-noon – Kansas City: Ruskin High School, 7000 E 111th St., Kansas City, MO 64134
8/10/2024, 8 a.m.-noon – Gladstone: Happy Rock Park, 76th and N. Antioch Road, Gladstone, MO 64119
8/24/2024, 8 a.m.-noon – Raytown: Raytown Central Middle School, 10601 E. 59th St., Raytown, MO 64133
9/7/2024, 8 a.m.-noon – Parkville – Riverside: Platte Landing Park, 164 S. Main St., Parkville MO 64152
9/21/2024, 8 a.m.-noon – Excelsior Springs – Lawson – Richmond: 103 E Water St.. Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
10/5/2024, 8 a.m.-noon – Jackson County – Grain Valley – Oak Grove: Jackson County Maintenance Building, 34900 E. Old US Highway 40, Grain Valley, MO 64075
11/2/2024, 8 a.m.-noon – Kansas City: Manual Tech Center, 1215 E Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64106

2024 Participating Communities
Blue Springs
Excelsior Springs
Grain Valley
Kansas City
Lake Lotawana
Lake Tapawingo
Lake Waukomis
Lake Winnebago
Lee’s Summit
Loch Lloyd
Lone Jack
North Kansas City
Oak Grove
Platte City
Pleasant Valley
Sugar Creek
Weatherby Lake
Wood Heights
Unincorporated communities in Clay County: Mosby, Missouri City, Prathersville, Randolph, Birmingham, Holt, Oakview, Oakwood, Oakwood Park, Oaks
Unincorporated communities in Jackson County: Levasy, Sibley, Unity Village
Unincorporated communities in Platte County:  Tracy, Platte Woods, Farely, Northmoor, Houston Lake, Iatan, Ridgely

Additional Drop-Off Option
Residents of Kansas City, Mo., or any participating community also may use the Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park, 2011 SE Hamblen Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082. For more information, visit Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park.

More Information
Visit this page to learn about how to recycle just about anything. Or, start at, the Kansas City metropolitan area’s one-stop webpage for recycling, reuse and waste reduction information.