Many household waste products can prove dangerous if left around. Residents can safely dispose of their hazardous household waste products free of charge this weekend.

Between 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, residents can drop off these materials at Pink Hill Park, which is on Park Drive west of MIssouri 7 on the north side of the city.

Items accepted include:

• Automotive fluids.

• Batteries.

• Household cleaners.

• Lawn and garden products.

• Pesticides.

• Paints and related products.

• Aerosol cans.

Items not accepted include fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and propane tanks.

The event is free to anyone living in Blue Springs and the surrounding area, including Lake Lotawanna, Lee’s Summit and Independence. Anyone dropping off materials should bring either a driver’s license or utility bill to verify residency.

Any waste disposed of must be from a household and not a business.

The entrance to the drop off will be from Park Road entering Pink Hill Park; anyone seeking to unload materials should enter only from that point.

Certain materials, specifically oil, can reach the capacity available for collection. Residents needing to unload oil and similar materials are encouraged to be one of the first 300 cars to arrive to ensure space to unload the waste.