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Household Waste

Household Waste

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Johnson County, Kansas
Environmental Department

Household Hazardous Materials
Collection Program

Call for appointment
Open year round!


FAX 913-715-6970
TDD 1-800-766-3777

Open to Johnson County Residents Only

Usable Products Available:

  • Re-mixed latex paint is available to community groups for exterior building painting.
  • Limited quantities of usable products such as spray paint are available to organized groups and the general public.

Johnson County residents have recycled all this!

  • Latex Paint - 38,000 Gallons
  • Car Batteries - 2000
  • Flammable Liquids - 38,000 Gallons
  • Used Oil - 19,000 Gallons

Over 83,000 pounds of pesticides and corrosive materials have been disposed of as hazardous waste.

Volunteer Opportunities

Community volunteers work at the collection site re-mixing latex paint for recycling.

What are household hazardous materials?

If a label has any of these words, Warning, Caution, Poison, or Danger, then the product has ingredients that may have one or more of the following hazardous characteristics:  Corrosive, reactive, toxic, flammable, or explosive.

What can I do with unwanted household hazardous materials?

Try finding a neighbor or friend who will use them according to the labeled instructions.  If not, bring them to the Johnson County Hazardous Materials Collection Facility!

By appointment only!

Please for your safety and ours, no unattended drop offs!

Mobile pickup is available to homebound residents.

Common household hazardous materials accepted:

  • Adhesives
  • Arts and Crafts Materials
  • Car Batteries
  • Brake Fluid
  • Cleaning Products
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Disinfectants
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Kerosene
  • Motor Oil
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Paint
  • Solvents
  • 1 - 3 Pound Propane Cylinders

These CANNOT be accepted:




By Appointment ONLY!

Please, for your safety and ours, no
unattended  drop offs!  Mobile pickup
is available to homebound residents

For more information contact:

Johnson County
Environmental Department
11180 Thompson Avenue
Lenexa, Kansas 66219
(913) 715-6900

FAX (913) 715-6970
TDD 1-800-766-3777

This program has been made possible in part through major funding from Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc., and the Kansas Local Environmental Protection Program.

Johnson County government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age or disabled status in employment or provision of services. Please call to request ADA accommodation.