Household Hazardous Waste
Almost all Missourians use household hazardous products that eventually have the potential to become Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Ordinary products such as paint thinner, pesticides, gasoline and motor oil can be dangerous if handled improperly. When these products are not used up completely or are no longer wanted by the consumers, and need to be discarded, they become an HHW. Although HHW generated from a single family dwelling can legally be disposed in the trash, the best practice is to dispose of your waste at an HHW collection event or permanent collection facilities.
- Call2Recycle rechargeable battery recycling.
- Earth 911 links to local recycling including used oil, paints and household cleaners.
- Missouri Commericial Hazardous Waste Facilities, List -- PUB 968
- Pharmaceutical Take Back Programs are always the best option, however, if there is not one in your area, please see this publication -- Proper Disposal of Household Pharmaceutical Waste, Brochure--PUB2291
- Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) information to replace PUB2273
- Natural Disaster Assistance for Missouri Citizens Household Chemicals and Household
Hazardous Waste -- PUB000762
- Mercury in Your Environment -- EPA information to replace previous department publication
For more information, contact the Solid Waste Management Program