Household Hazardous Waste

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, flammable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be household hazardous waste.  If disposed of improperly, these materials can spread into our soil, air, and water causing harm to ecosystems and human health.  

Cole County, City of Jefferson, and Republic Services understood the need and demand for a local, permanent facility to ensure materials did not end up in local streams, ditches, or right-of-ways. In 2010, a joint grant application was submitted to the Mid-Missouri Solid Waste Management District and Department of Natural Resources for the start up of a facility.    

The Cole County Household Hazardous Waste Facility opened in March of 2011 and is dedicated to assisting residents in proper disposal of these items. It serves all residents of Cole County, including those in the City of Jefferson. Since the beginning, over 20,000 lbs of hazardous waste has been disposed of properly. 

No commercial or business waste. Waste MUST BE from residential home use.  2019 Printable Flyer

The 2019 Household Hazardous Waste drop off dates are as follows: (There are no appointments available for the October 2 and October 16 Household Hazardous Waste drop-offs).

March 20
April 17
May 15
June 5
September 4
September 18
October 2
October 16

To schedule an appointment go to

Items Accepted