Greater Kansas City 2013 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

posted Mar 21, 2013, 8:42 AM by Sherwood Estates

The Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program , coordinated by the MARC Solid Waste Management District, will host mobile collection events in 2013, providing residents with the opportunity to safely dispose of household hazardous waste.

Most people have dangerous products in their homes. Maybe it’s leftover drain cleaner under the sink or lawn chemicals stored in the garage, or perhaps leftover paint in the basement. The chemicals in these products can poison, corrode, explode, or ignite easily when handled improperly. When discarded, they are considered household hazardous waste. Common household hazardous products include paint, paint strippers, varnishes, adhesives and glues, hobby supplies, batteries, motor oil, compact florescent light bulbs, antifreeze, lawn and garden chemicals, and pesticides. Even nail polish and hair spray should be considered hazardous when no longer wanted.

Household hazardous waste cannot be thrown out with regular trash. By disposing of these products properly, residents can help keep their homes safe, protect the environment and preserve public health.

Sherwood Estates residents may also drop off household hazardous waste for free at  4707 Deramus Street, and is open year-round on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. No appointment is needed.

2013 SWMD Mobile Collection Event Schedule

•Gladstone, June 29 (Antifreeze, batteries, motor oil and paint only)

•Liberty, partnering with Clay County, Oct. 19 (Antifreeze, batteries, motor oil and paint only)

For specific locations call your city hall or county offices, call the MARC Solid Waste Management District at 816/701-8226 or visit www.recyclespot.org

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