How do you know if a household product is hazardous? Look for these words:
DANGER! CAUTION! WARNING! POISON!
If a product's packaging has any of these signal words on the label, then the product has ingredients that contain one or more of the following hazardous characteristics: corrosive, reactive, toxic, flammable, or explosive. If not safely stored, used, or disposed, those items can present hazards to you and your environment.
Common Materials Accepted at the Hazardous Materials Collection Facility:
- Arts and Crafts Materials
- Car Batteries
- Brake Fluid
- Cleaning Products
- Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Tubes
- Motor Oil- NO TRANSFORMER OIL (Contains PCBs)
- Photo Chemicals
- Pool Chemicals
- Rechargeable batteries
- Wood Preservatives
- 1-3 lb. Propane Cylinders
Materials NOT Accepted at the Hazardous Material Collection Facility:
- Common Recyclables such as Paper, Glass, Aluminum Cans, Magazines, etc.
- Building Materials
- Appliances such as Microwave Ovens or Refrigerators
- Medical Waste
- Railroad Ties
- Smoke detectors
For help with the items not accepted at our facility, start with the information here.
If you have any questions about what materials are accepted, please call our office at 913-715-6900. We will be happy to answer your questions.