The City of Lawrence/Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility accepts hazardous waste from Douglas County households throughout the year for free. The Household Hazardous Waste Facility operates on a by-appointment-only basis for Douglas County residents.
The facility also houses a Product Reuse Store, which allows Douglas County residents to pick up recycled products that are in good, usable condition on a by-appointment-only basis.
Douglas County residents can sign up for appointments for dropping-off materials or appointments for the Product Reuse Store by clicking the corresponding button below. Prior to signing up for an appointment, customers must read and understand the Household Hazardous Waste Guidelines and Accepted/Not Accepted Materials listed below.
Qualifying Douglas County businesses may use the City of Lawrence/Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility for disposal on an appointment-only basis. There is a fee for this service based on the materials and disposal amounts. For more information or to schedule a business appointment, please email email@example.com or call 785-832-3036.
HHW Facility Accepted Materials
Materials Not Accepted at HHW Facility
- Unknown Materials (No Labels)
- Ammunition – Contact your local Law Enforcement Agency
- Computers, TVs, and Other Electronics
- DEA Controlled Substances
- Explosives/Fireworks (PDF)
- Infectious Wastes (Medical)
- Radioactive Wastes (Smoke Alarms)
- For smoke alarms, please contact the manufacturer.
- Medical Sharps
Don’t know where to dispose of the items listed above? Call the Solid Waste Division at 785-832-3032 for information on how to dispose of these items.
HHW Facility Reuse Program
Douglas County households can also pick up recycled materials free of charge that are brought to the Household Hazardous Waste facility in good, usable condition. Products are available with the understanding that the products:
- Will be used in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions
- Will be disposed of properly
- Will not be used for resale or commercial use
- Will be the sole responsibility of the recipient to substantiate the quality, expiration date and fitness for use
The purpose of the Product Reuse Program is to use up products as intended in order to promote the reduction of household hazardous waste entering the local landfills and to reduce the disposal fees of hazardous waste. Residents must sign up for an appointment to visit the product reuse store.
Business Hazardous Waste
Call the Kansas Department of Health and Environment offices at 785-842-4600 or 785-296-1600 for questions regarding hazardous waste generator status. Ask for a copy of Hazardous Waste Generator Handbook, A Guide to Complying with Kansas Hazardous Waste Generator Regulations.
As noted above, qualifying Douglas County businesses may use the City of Lawrence/Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility for disposal on an appointment-only basis. There is a fee for this service based on the materials and disposal amounts. For more information or to schedule a business appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-832-3036.