Household Hazardous Waste
2023 HHW Collection Event
The City of Blue Springs will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, Saturday, May, 20223from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at Pink Hill Park located at 2715 N.W. Park Drive just west of James Lewis Elementary School off N Highway 7.
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:
- Severe Burns
Safely Dispose of HHW
The City of Blue Springs is a participating member community of the MARC Regional HHW Collection Program for the 2022 program year.
As a member of the HHW Program, Blue Springs residents may dispose of HHW materials at the Kansas City and Lee's Summit facilities year round and mobile events held throughout the area spring - fall.
Kansas City HHW Facility
(just south of the Chouteau Bridge in the east river bottoms)
Kansas City, MO 64120
Lee's Summit HHW FACILITY(at the Lee's Summit Public Disposal Area)
2101 SE Hamblen
Lee's Summit, MO 64082
HHW MOBILE EVENTS
2022 Regional Collection Schedule
- 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.