The annual free household hazardous waste mobile collection drive in Independence is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4.

The annual free household hazardous waste mobile collection drive in Independence is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4. The event will be in the large parking lot bordered by Walnut, Liberty, Kansas and Osage, one block south of the Independence Square. The collection is free to residents, who may prove residency with a driver’s license or city utility bill.

Products which will be accepted at the HHW Collection are: batteries; paint and paint products (including aerosol cans), varnish, stripper, thinner/turpentine; fluorescent light bulbs; garden and 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.

If requested, containers with used oil or antifreeze can be returned but no containers with gasoline or a mixture of any products will be returned. A mercury thermometer exchange program is included in the HHW event.

The HHW Collection will not accept electronics, appliances, trash, yard waste, medical waste, tires, asbestos, radioactive waste, pressurized gas cylinders or commercial waste. The city’s Public Works Department will host an electronics recycling event April 18.

 If you are uncertain whether a particular waste will be accepted, call WPC at 325-7711.