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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.

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.

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.

Location
Environmental Campus
4707 Deramus Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64120
816-513-8400

Hours of Operation
HHW is open Tuesday-Saturday for services as indicated; holiday closure dates below.
Tuesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Swap Shop only.
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Swap Shop; hazardous waste drop-off for loads over 600 pounds by appointment only. Call 816-513-8400 to schedule.
Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. – Swap Shop; hazardous waste drop-off for loads less than 600 pounds.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Swap Shop; hazardous waste drop-off for loads less than 600 pounds.

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

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.

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.)

2024 Mobile Events
HHW visits locations throughout the Kansas City area to reduce customer travel and make it convenient to dispose of hazardous waste properly. Proof of residency required (driver’s license, utility bill, etc.) Check this page in March for the 2024 mobile event schedule.

2024 Participating Communities
Belton
Blue Springs
Cleveland
Excelsior Springs
Gladstone
Grain Valley
Greenwood
Harrisonville
Independence
Kansas City
Kearney
Lake Lotawana
Lake Tapawingo
Lake Waukomis
Lake Winnebago
Lawson
Lee’s Summit –> Visit Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park or a mobile event above.
Liberty
Loch Lloyd
Lone Jack
North Kansas City
Oak Grove
Parkville
Platte City
Pleasant Valley
Raytown
Raymore
Richmond
Riverside
Smithville
Sugar Creek
Weatherby Lake
Weston
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