Several collections of household hazardous waste are coming up.

Several collections of household hazardous waste are coming up. The program is run by the Mid-America Regional Council, which sets up one-day collections in various cities. Household hazardous wastes are products labeled as flammable, toxic, corrosive or reactive and must be those with “danger,” “warning” or “caution” on the label.

Two local collection events are coming up soon:

 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 3 just off the Independence Square, at Liberty Street and Walnut Avenue.


8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 12 at the Jackson County maintenance facility at 34900 Old U.S. 40.

In addition, two other events will be held during which only antifreeze, batteries, motor oil and paint will be taken. They are:

8 a.m. to noon April 17 at Pink Hill Park in Blue Springs.


8 a.m. to noon Sept. 25 at R.J. Roper Stadium at Sterling Avenue and Kentucky in Sugar Creek.

About three dozen communities in the Kansas City area participate in the program, and any resident of those cities can attend any of the collections. Those cities include Blue Springs, Independence, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, Sugar Creek, Lake Tapawingo and Lake Lotawana. Jackson County also participates, and that opens the program to residents of Levasy and Sibley, for example, as well as unincorporated parts of the county.