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. Tires and large electronics not accepted.
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.
The Solid Waste Utility is currently experiencing a significant staffing shortage due to COVID-19. The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, is now canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience and will resume operations at the next scheduled HHW event on Saturday, Nov. 21.
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
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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”.