Household Hazardous Waste

The City of Lawrence/Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility is accepting hazardous waste from Douglas County households throughout the year by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call the Waste Reduction & Recycling Division at (785) 832-3030 to schedule a drop-off appointment for any unwanted paint, pesticides, cleaners, old mercury thermometers, and batteries. There is no fee to Douglas County households.

How the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program Works:

  • Call (785) 832-3030 to schedule a drop-off appointment.
  • Drive to the HHW facility (directions provided by staff). Make sure all your hazardous products are labeled.
  • A Hazardous Waste Technician will meet you at the HHW facility and unload the hazardous waste from your vehicle.

For your safety and ours, all hazardous waste drop-offs are by appointment only!

Need paint, pesticides or cleaning supplies? Household hazardous products brought into our facility that are in good, usable condition are set on our Product Reuse shelves! Come shop our shelves. Everything is FREE. For more information about the Product Reuse Program, click here. Please call the Recycling Staff at (785) 832-3030 for a list of available products.

What are the proper steps to disposing of expired or unused pharmaceuticals?

Research has found medications and their byproducts in ground and surface waters, suggesting that disposal of old or unused medications down the toilet is not a completely effective way of preventing contamination. Click here (PDF) to review the steps to the proper disposal of pharmaceuticals.

Printer Friendly Household Hazardous Waste Guide Printable PDF (opens in new window) (PDF)