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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, the average household in Kansas generates 15 pounds of hazardous chemical waste every year. Hazardous products have at least one of the following properties: 
  1. Corrosive (acid is an example)
  2. Reactive (chemicals that spontaneously ignite or create poisonous vapors when mixed with other chemicals)
  3. Flammable (burns easily)
  4. Toxic (poisonous or causes long-term illness)
Many products such as oven cleaners, paints, lawn and garden products, auto fluids, batteries, pet shampoos, and others used in everyday life are considered hazardous. (see the website for a more complete list).

Since so many products are considered hazardous, it is very important that these materials be disposed of properly to protect human health and the environment.
Improper disposal of hazardous material in regular household trash endangers sanitation workers, sends hazardous chemicals to landfills, and can poison soils and water supplies. Simply dumping hazardous materials on the ground or pouring them down storm drains is also dangerous and can contaminate local streams. People often store hazardous materials for years and accumulate large quantities in basements, garages, under sinks, and in sheds necessitating the disposal of large volumes of material when a property changes hands or a spill occurs.

Disposal of household hazardous waste (HHW) at your local HHW disposal site is a much better solution to improper disposal or stockpiling these materials and risking harmful exposure to yourself, your family and the environment. Most county HHW disposal services are also provided free of charge to county residents.

What you can do . . .
  • Take hazardous wastes to the HHW collection site in your county -- Location of disposal sites and hours of operation are listed in the table below.  Disposal is normall free for county residents.
  • Periodically check storage spaces such as garages, basements, closets or under the kitchen sink where hazardous materials may accumulate over time. Look for old or leaking containers and take any materials that are no longer useable or identifiable to your local HHW disposal site.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal sites in the area:


Name of Facility


Phone Number

Hours of Operation


Transfer Station 1
Transfer Station 2
8575 Neosho Road
9803 US Hwy 159
Effingham, KS


M-Sat, 8:00am- 4:00pm

Wed. & Sat., 8:00am- 4:30pm


Brown County
Transfer Station

1664 190th St
Hiawatha, KS


 M,W, Th,F 8:00am-4:00pm
Tues & Sat 8:00 am-12 noon


Doniphan County
Noxious Weed
Doniphan County
Transfer Station
548 240th Road
Highland, KS
1144 S. Columbus
Wathena, KS
Thursdays, 9:00am-11:00am
Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm


Jackson County

700 E. 4th St
Holton, Ks


 Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00am-


Jefferson County
HHW and Noxious
Weed Dept

15049 94th St
Oskaloosa, KS


 M-F 8:00am-4:30pm


Nemaha County
Transfer Station

1872 US Hwy 36
Seneca, KS


 M-F 8:30am-4:00pm
 Saturday 8:30am-Noon