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KC Water’s Household Hazardous Waste Program Set a Record for 2017

Posted on January 18, 2018

(Kansas City, Mo.) – 2017 was a record breaking year for KC Water’s Household Hazardous Waste program. Customers dropped off 1.6 million pounds of products such as cleaners, light bulbs, fuels, and batteries. That’s an 11% increase over 2016.

More than 10,000 local households used the free facility to safely dispose of anti-freeze, paint, and used oil. Nearly 3,000 households took advantage of eleven mobile events held during the year.

The facility, located at 4707 Deramus Avenue, accepts drop-offs free of charge every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Those items include:

  •  automotive products
  • batteries
  • fertilizers
  • fuels
  • hazardous liquids
  • lawn and garden products
  • pesticides
  • pool chemicals
  • solvents
  • thinners
  • used oils
  • anti-freeze
  • paint
  • CFL light bulbs
  • flammables
  • hazardous cleaners
  • household cleaners
  • photographic chemicals

The facility is open to residents of Kansas City, Missouri and more than 50 participating communities. For a list of those communities and the items that are not accepted please click here.

Professionals working for Household Hazardous Waste safely manage, recycle, and properly discard dangerous household products to protect Kansas City’s groundwater.

For more information, please contact Brooke Givens, Media Relations Coordinator, at or 816.513.0284.


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.

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