Blue Springs, Mo. – The City of Blue Springs will host its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to noon, or the first 300 vehicles. 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.
Those attending the event are asked to access Pink Hill Park using Park Road, located on the south side of the park. Traffic to the Pink Hill Park Recycling center is expected to be impacted due to the popularity of this event. The Pink Hill Park Recycling Center is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This is a full Household Hazardous Waste event which means items accepted include: automotive fluids, batteries, CFL light bulbs, household cleaners, hazardous liquids and solvents, lawn and garden products, pesticides, pool chemicals, paints and related products. Explosives, tires, asbestos, and yard, medical and commercial waste will not be accepted at any Household Hazardous Waste mobile event.
This event is free to Blue Springs residents as well as other participating communities in the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.
For those unable to attend this event, year-round drop-off facilities are available to Blue Springs residents at the Kansas City Environmental Campus located at 4707 Deramus in the east river bottoms, 816-513-8400. Another option is the Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park located at 2101 S.E. Hamblin Road, 816-969-1805. Please contact these facilities directly for directions, materials accepted and hours of operation. Appointments are required at the Lee’s Summit drop-off facility.
For more information on this program or for other participating communities’ event locations and times, contact the MARC recycling information line at (816) 474-8326 or visit the City’s website at www.bluespringsgov.com/hhwaste. For additional questions or to volunteer at the event, please contact the Blue Springs Community Development Department, 816-228-0207.
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