Independence is holding it’s annual household hazardous waste disposal day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 in the large parking lot bordered by Walnut, Liberty, Kansas and Osage, one block south of the Independence Square. Entry will be from the driveway on Osage Street.

Products accepted are batteries; paint/paint products (including aerosol cans), varnish, stripper, thinner/turpentine; fluorescent light bulbs; garden/yard products (herbicides, pesticides, sprays, rat poison, and weed killers); automotive fluids (such as antifreeze and used motor oil); household cleaners (drain, toilet, oven); kerosene; mercury thermometers; unused/unwanted medicines, etc.

Items not accepted are electronics, appliances, trash, yard waste, medical waste, tires, asbestos, radioactive waste, pressurized gas cylinders or commercial waste.

The Independence Police Department will be on site with certified explosive ordnance officers to collect and dispose of old or unwanted ammunition, explosives, firearms, fireworks, etc. Contact the IPD at 816-325-7997 for more information about this type of disposal.

Volunteers will help unload vehicles. No walk ups will be allowed.

This event is free to residents; proof of residency is required, such as a driver's license or city utility bill. For more information about whether a particular waste will be accepted, call Water Pollution Control at 816-325-7711 or visit