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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.

Due to social distancing recommendations regarding the coronavirus the Household Hazardous Waste Facility is currently closed.  The health of our employees and our customers is important.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

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

Hours of Operation:
Hazardous waste materials accepted Thursday and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.

2020 Holiday Schedule:
May 23rd through 26th – Closed for Memorial Day
July 3rd & 4th – Closed for Independence Day
September 5th through 8th – Closed for Labor Day
November 26th through 28th – Closed for Thanksgiving
December 21st through January 4, 2021 – Closed for facility maintenance and clean out

No charge to Kansas City, Mo. residents and participating communities.
Identification and proof of residency are required.
No appointment needed.

Acceptable Items:

  • Automotive products
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • CFL Light Bulbs
  • Fertilizers
  • Flammables
  • Fuels
  • Hazardous Cleaners
  • Hazardous Liquids
  • Household Cleaners
  • Lawn and Garden Products
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Thinners
  • Used Oils

Unacceptable Items:

  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Commercial waste
  • Explosives
  • Prescription drugs
  • Pressurized gas cylinders
  • Tires
  • Yard waste

Swap Shop:
Looking for paint or household cleaners? The Hazardous Waste Facility Swap Shop sells 5-gallon buckets of recycled paint for $25.00. Residents may visit the Swap Shop during regular business hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to select the items they need.

2020 Participating Communities:
Excelsior Springs
Garden City
Grain Valley
Kansas City
Lake Lotawana
Lake Tapawingo
Lake Waukomis
Lake Winnebago
Lee’s Summit
Loch Lloyd
Lone Jack
North Kansas City
Platte City
Pleasant Valley
Sugar Creek
Weatherby Lake

Unincorporated Clay County: Mosby, Missouri City, Prathersville, Randolph, Birmingham, Holt, Oakview, Oakwood, Oakwood Park, Oaks

Unincorporated Jackson County: Levasy, River Bend, Sibley, Unity Village

Unincorporated Platte County:  Tracy, Platte Woods, Farely, Northmoor, Houston Lake, Iatan, Ridgely