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Household Hazardous Waste

Common Materials Accepted at the Hazardous Materials Collection Facility:

  • Adhesives

  • Arts and Crafts Materials

  • Car Batteries 

  • Brake Fluid

  • Cleaning Products 

  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Tubes 

  • Disinfectants 

  • Gasoline

  • Herbicides 

  • Insecticides

  • Kerosene 

  • Motor Oil- NO TRANSFORMER OIL (Contains PCBs)

  • Paint

  • Photo Chemicals

  • Pool Chemicals 

  • Rechargeable batteries

  • Solvents

  • Wood Preservatives

  • 1-3 lb. Propane Cylinders

Materials NOT Accepted at the Hazardous Material Collection Facility:

  • Common Recyclables such as Paper, Glass, Aluminum Cans, Magazines, etc.

  • Building Materials

  • Fireworks

  • Furniture

  • Appliances such as Microwave Ovens or Refrigerators

  • Humidifiers

  • Medications

  • Medical Waste

  • Railroad Ties

  • Smoke detectors

  • Styrofoam

  • Wood

What Happens to Waste

A lot of stuff is brought to the Philip J. Wittek Hazardous Materials Collection Facility. Some of it is offered free to the public through our product redistribution program. Other Items are disposed of through various environmentally responsible means.


Antifreeze is reprocessed by a local company. You can also dispose of antifreeze through your household sanitarysewersystem, unless you are on a septic tank system. You should NEVER dispose of antifreeze in the storm sewer. It is ethylene glycol and is very toxic unless treated at a wastewater treatment plant.


Lead Acid (vehicle) batteries and rechargeable batteries are recycled. Alkaline batteries commonly used in products such as flashlights, toys, andpagers can be disposed of in the trash.


Latex Paint
Latex paint is not hazardous but is the most common product received at our Site. Good paint is used in our latex paint recycling program. Latex paint can be solidified with clay type kitty litter and thrown in the trash. Re-blended latex paint is available to the community groups, organizations, and the public.


Oil-based Paint, Solvents, Stains, Thinners
Bulked flammable liquids are reused as a fuel in cement kilns.


Non-hazardous Materials
Examples of nonhazardous materials are alkaline batteries, caulk tubes, cement, solidified adhesives, glues, crack sealers and latex paint, rock salt, solid bacterial and enzyme drain cleaners, and some cleaning products such as laundry and dishwashing detergent. Some of these products are available for use through our product redistribution program. Many of these materials are disposed of in the municipal waste stream.


Poisons, Corrosives, Acids, Aerosols
These are disposed of by incineration or neutralized.Material is picked up by a hazardous waste contractor. Our current contractor is Philips Services Corporation which has a local office in Kansas City.


Propane Tanks
These are available to the public through our product redistribution program.


Tires are recycled through a local tire collection service for reuse or energy recovery.


Used Oil
Used oil is reprocessed by a local oil recycling company. You can also take your used oil to various local Jiffy Lubes, Valvoline Instant Oil Change stores, and NAPA Auto Parts stores.

Note: There is no charge to use this drop off service. Johnson County residents only.

If you have questions about our HHW program call 913-715-6907.


5901 Jim Bills Road, Mission, KS 66203

Just off Foxridge Dr. and Lamar

Located within the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Plant 
Press the white call button to enter through the gate.

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