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Accepted Items

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

DANGER!  CAUTION!  WARNING!  POISON!

If a product's label has any of these signal words, 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, the product can present hazards to you and your environment. A full list of materials that we accept is listed below.

Common Materials Accepted at the Collection Facility

  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Arts and Crafts Materials
  • Automotive fluids i.e. brake fluid, antifreeze, etc.(Do not bulk fluids together
  • Car Batteries
  • Cleaning Products
  • Cooking Oil
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Tubes (Pack separate from other items to avoid breakage)
  • Gasoline (Do not mix with other automotive fluids other than 2-cycle oil)
  • Lawn and garden chemicals
  • Motor Oil - limit 5 gallons per month (NO TRANSFORMER OIL)
  • Paint (latex and oil based)
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals 
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Solvents, i.e. Paint Thinner, Acetone, Kerosene
  • Tires (Limit 4 per month, other drop off options can be found at RecycleSpot)
  • Wood Preservatives
  • 1-3 lb. Propane Cylinders

Questions?

If you have questions about other accepted materials, please call our office at 913-715-6907. We will be happy to answer your questions.

For Items Not on the Accepted List

If you don't see an item on the approved list, then it is probably not accepted at our facility. However, there could be other options for recycling or disposal. To find options closest to you go to: RecycleSpot

Medical waste and medication recycling options

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Business hours for our office are 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.

If you believe the incident requires immediate response outside of business hours, but is not life-threatening, report it by calling our 24-hour response service at (913) 715-6900 and following the prompts in the message.

If you believe the incident is life-threatening, please call 9-1-1.

If the incident involves a chemical or petroleum product spill, gasoline odors inside buildings, or natural gas odors, please call 9-1-1.

We can only respond to swimming pool complaints if the facility is located within Leawood, Lenexa, Merriam, Mission, Olathe, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Shawnee, Spring Hill, Stilwell, and Westwood.

Note: No personal information will be released. If you choose not to enter your name please enter "No Name". Providing your contact information as well as an address where the incident occurred are required for us to respond to this complaint. Your information will not be shared.

Submit an Enviromental Concern

You may remain anonymous, but if you wish to have us contact you please leave your phone number and/or email address. This information will not be shared.
Providing an accurate location is necessary for us to respond to this issue. This can be a street address, cross streets, or a business name.

Please provide a detailed description so that we can respond appropriately.

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