HHW facility will be closed on Saturday, June 1. The City/County/University will hold their annual collection event this day from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Hearnes Center parking lot. Residents may drop-off tires, paints, chemicals, electronics and appliances. Items will be accepted free of charge with the following exceptions:
CRT monitors and rear projection TVs for a fee of $10 each.
Tires for a fee of $2.00 each (24” or smaller) and $10 each (over 24”), max of 50.
No hazardous products are collected curbside. Columbia residents may dispose or recycle hazardous waste for no cost at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility.
Where to Find Us:
Columbia, MO 65201
One block west of the City’s power plant, just off Business Loop 70.
Hours of Operation:
The facility is open on the first and
third Saturdays April through November*.
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*Closed June 1
What makes a product hazardous?
Always read the product labels. Signal words to look for on the label are DANGER, POISON, WARNING, or CAUTION. Products are considered hazardous if they have one or more of the following properties:
- Flammable/ combustible – can be easily set on fire
- Explosive/ reactive – can detonate or explode through exposure to heat, sudden shock, pressure, or incompatible substances
- Corrosive – chemical action can burn or destroy living tissues or other materials when brought in contact
- Toxic – capable of causing injury or death through ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption
Common Household Hazardous Products
Are you in need of latex paint?
Visit the “HHW Paint for Re-Use Shed“, open Tuesday and Thursday (1:30 to 2:30 p.m.), located at 1313 Lakeview Avenue. The Shed contains 5 gallon buckets of latex paint collected from Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days, which are available free of charge. —Please be aware that buckets might not contain a full 5 gallons of paint and colorfastness and tint are not guaranteed. Customers assume all risk and paint is provided “as is”.