Regional HHW Collection Program
The Regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program provides convenient access to proper HHW disposal for all MARC Solid Waste Management District residents. The district encompasses Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri.
What is HHW?
Household hazardous waste (HHW) is hazardous waste generated by residents at their home. It includes items such as:
- Lawn and garden products
- Automotive fluids
- Bug sprays
- Fluorescent lights
- Other chemical products
Residents who do live in participating communities can dispose of HHW for no cost at HHW collection facilities and HHW collection events in Missouri.
Residents who do not live in participating communities can dispose of HHW for a fee at the Public Disposal Area in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. If your city or county is not participating in the program, please contact your city council or county commission.
- Read labels carefully. Avoid buying products labled danger, warning, caution, flammable, explosive, corrosive, caustic, toxic or poison.
- Buy only what you need for the job at hand. Calculate how much paint you need.
- Properly store and organize products to increase safety, maintain product integrity, and avoid buying what you already have.
- Share what you can't use or don't need with a friend or neighbor.
- Recycle what can be recycled in your area, such as motor oil and automotive batteries.
- Use safer products whenever possible. To get started, visit Safe Alternatives.
Residents of participating communities can dispose of HHW for no cost at either of two HHW collection facilities.
Residents of participating communities can dispose of HHW for no cost at any HHW collection event held throughout the Missouri side of the Kansas City metro area, April through October.
For more information about this program, contact Nadja Karpilow, 816-701-8226.