Household Hazardous Waste

Definition of Household Hazardous Waste


Unwanted household products labels as flammable, toxic, corrosive or reactive are household hazardous wastes (HHW). All hazardous products must include a signal word - danger, warning or caution - on the label.


What's the Problem


When HHW ends up in household trash or is poured down sinks or storm drains, it not only endangers or health and safety, but it also poses risks for our communities, wildlife and the environment.  In order to protect our health and environment, we must know how to properly use, store and dispose of HHW. Though usually safe when used according to label directions, these products can become dangerous when people are unaware, or forget, that they are handling hazardous products.

Hazardous products can cause:
  • Blindness
  • Death
  • Illness
  • Poisoning
  • Severe Burns

Safely Dispose of HHW


The City of Blue Springs is not a participating member community of the MARC Regional HHW Collection Program for the 2020 program year.

Residents may drop off  Household Hazardous Waste at the Lee's Summit facility for a fee, and by appointment only. Please call 816-550-1612. Residents will not have access to the Kansas City facility on Deramus or any mobile event.

Facilities
  

Lee's Summit HHW Facility


2101 SE Hamblen
Lee's Summit, MO 64082
Ph: 816-550-1612
website
 
By appointment only
Thursday - Saturday
 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   
 Please call regarding Fee.

  
   

Tips
  • Read lables carefully. Avoid buying products with lables containing the words: danger, warning, flammable, explosive, corrosive, caustic, toxic or poision.
  • Use safer products whenever possible. There are a number of recipes available to make your own safer alternative.
  • Buy only as much as you need for the job at hand.
  • Recycle what can be recycled in your area, such as motor oil and auto batteries.