Household Hazardous Waste Facility to reopen Tuesday, May 19, by appointment only

Maureen BradyCity, Municipal Services and Operations, Solid Waste

The City of Lawrence/Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will reopen to residents of Lawrence and Douglas County on May 19, by appointment only and with new guidelines. The facility will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday each week.

The facility is moving to an appointment-only operation to reduce the number of people at the facility at one time. Lawrence and Douglas County residents must sign up for an appointment by visiting Prior to signing up for an appointment, residents must read through the facility’s guidelines, including lists of accepted and not accepted materials. Residents who have issues setting an appointment online can call 785-832-3036 for assistance.

Appointments will be 15-minute time slots; late arrivals may be subject to cancellation and rescheduling.

Once customers arrive at the facility for their appointment, they will be greeted by a HHW staff member outside the gate. The staff member, maintaining a six-foot social distance and wearing proper protective equipment, will give instructions for dropping off products.

Residents utilizing the Household Hazardous Waste Facility are encouraged to wear a face covering and follow the CDC’s recommendations for Protecting Yourself & Others.

The facility’s product reuse store will remain closed, and the Business Hazardous Waste program will remain suspended until further notice.

For more information, visit the Household Hazardous Waste webpage, or contact the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 785-832-3036 or