New Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Rendering of New Household Hazardous Waste Facility

2023 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Johnson County Household Hazardous Waste drop-off facility, and it also marks a big change in service.

A new Household Hazardous Waste facility is currently being built in Overland Park, off College Boulevard and Mastin Street. It will replace the existing facility in Mission off I-35 and Lamar. The existing facility is closing due to construction at the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Plant where the facility is located.

You can find the latest updates on the status of the new facility and any changes to the drop-off schedule on this webpage. You can also receive updates through the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and Johnson County Recycles Facebook pages.

For questions please contact Trent Thompson 913-715-6938

What can I expect at the new facility?

Rendering of New Household Hazardous Waste Facility

The new facility will be located off College Boulevard and Mastin Street in Overland Park, in a building that used to be a car wash. Due to construction delays the new facility will be opening in Summer 2023. An exact opening date will be announced as soon as possible.

All the same items will still be accepted, so you can still recycle your unwanted latex paint, stain, yard chemicals, cleaners, tires, and much more. The only thing that will change is the location and the look of the building.

You will still be able to purchase re-blended latex paint and shop in the Free Store at the new location.

What will happen to the current facility?

Two women put cans of chemicals on a cart from their car trunk

The current facility will close at the end of April.

Residents can continue to drop-off at the Mission location, by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can schedule a drop off online or by calling 913-715-6907.

Since the current facility will close before the new facility opens, there will be a gap in service as we deal with construction/supply chain delays. We greatly appreciate your patience during this transition.

We ask that residents when possible use all of the chemicals you have before disposing of them, checking expiration dates or asking friends or neighbors if they can use the chemicals can all help.

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What can I do with my waste until then?

We ask for your patience as we move into our new location. We understand that spring cleaning and moving houses happen and you will have paint and unwanted household chemicals to get rid of. 

  • If possible, please hold onto your paint and household chemicals until the new location opens in June.
  • If you can't wait until that time, please offer usable chemicals to neighbors or family. Empty containers and paint cans can go in your regular trash.
  • If you still can't wait, the City of Olathe facility is open to any Johnson County resident.