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Household Hazardous Waste

KC Water operates the Household Hazardous Waste program, accepting household chemicals from residents and hazardous materials from city facilities. Professionals at this facility safely manage, recycle, and properly discard dangerous household products. Proper handling of these materials offers a safe method to rid one’s home and prevents waste from entering our rivers and streams.


Household Hazardous Waste
Environmental Campus
4707 Deramus Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64120

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday: By appointment only for loads of 600 pounds or more.
Thursday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Terms and Conditions:

  • No charge for residents of Kansas City, Mo., and participating communities (see list below).
  • Customers must provide proof of residence, such as a driver’s license or utility bill, showing where the materials are coming from.
  • No appointment needed for loads weighing less than 600 pounds.
  • Loads in excess of 600 pounds are accepted only on Wednesdays and only by appointment. Call 816-513-8400 to schedule.
  • 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.

Swap Shop:

Reusable products collected by the facility are offered for sale during regular hours of operation. No 5-gallon paint buckets currently are available. Call to inquire if a product you need is available.

2023 Holiday Schedule:

Jan. 16 – Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 7 – Closed for Good Friday
May 29 – Closed for Memorial Day
July 4 – Closed for Independence Day
September 4 – Closed for Labor Day
Nov. 23-24 – Closed for Thanksgiving
Dec. 17-31 – Closed for year-end holidays and annual facility cleaning

Accepted Items:

  • Automotive products
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • CFL light bulbs
  • Corrosive cleaners
  • Hazardous liquids
  • Household cleaners
  • Lawn and garden products
  • Paint
  • Pesticides/insecticides
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Pool chemicals

Unacceptable Items:

  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Containers larger than 5-gallons
  • Explosives, ammunitions, fireworks
  • Medical waste and needles
  • Prescription drugs
  • Propane bottles weighing over one (1) pound, fire extinguishers, butane and Freon
  • Tires
  • Yard waste

Mobile Events:

The Household Hazardous Waste program  annually visits locations throughout the metropolitan area to reduce customer travel and make it convenient to dispose of hazardous waste items properly. The 2023 schedule is under development and will be posted in late February or March. Check this page later, or call 816-513-8400 for further information

2022 Participating Communities:

Blue Springs
Excelsior Springs
Garden City
Grain Valley
Kansas City
Lake Lotawana
Lake Tapawingo
Lake Waukomis
Lake Winnebago
Lee’s Summit –> Effective Jan. 1, 2023, Lee’s Summit will no longer participate in Kansas City’s household hazardous waste program. Lee’s Summit residents may use the Lee’s Summit HHW facility. Kansas City residents are required to use the HHW facility listed above. 
Loch Lloyd
Lone Jack
North Kansas City
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