(Kansas City, Mo.) – KC Water’s Household Hazardous Waste Program accepts everything from automotive parts and batteries to used oil and lightbulbs. Effective July 1, 2018 residential customers planning to drop off more than 600 pounds of products at one time must make an appointment. Appointments for loads over 600 pounds will be accepted only on Wednesdays. KC Water is not permitted to accept hazardous waste from businesses.
In 2017, the program set a record taking in more than 1.6 million pounds of product. That was an 11% increase over 2016. As more people continue to use the program, large loads slow down the intake process and result in customers having to spend a significant amount of time waiting in line.
“We continue to appreciate customers who bring us their household hazardous waste. Bringing paint, cleaners, fuels, and other products to this facility ensures that they are properly disposed of,” said Robert Fort, KC Water Environmental Manager. “We will still accept large loads from homeowners, but only by appointment on Wednesdays. This will allow us to provide better customer service on our busiest days.”
Small drop-offs will continue to be collected free of charge every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The HHW facility located at 4707 Deramus is open to residents of Kansas City, Missouri and more than 50 participating communities. Contractor drop-offs are not accepted.
Below are the items accepted at the HHW facility. For a list of the items that are not accepted please click here.
automotive products anti-freeze
batteries CFL light bulbs
fuels hazardous cleaners
hazardous liquids household cleaners
lawn and garden products paint
pesticides photographic chemicals
pool chemicals solvents
thinners used oils
Professionals working for Household Hazardous Waste safely manage, recycle, and properly discard dangerous household products to protect Kansas City’s groundwater.
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KC Water maintains and operates water treatment and distribution systems, stormwater management systems, and wastewater collection and treatment systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City area. KC Water is primarily funded by fees charged to customers based on their use or impacts on the three utility systems.