Household Hazardous Waste
Cole County, the 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 the 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.
The 2023 Household Hazardous Waste drop off dates will be posted in January:
To schedule an appointment go to HHW Drop off Appointment
Accepted Items: Oil-Based Paints, Acids, Adhesives & Glues, Aerosol Cans, Ammonia, Antifreeze, Art/Hobby Paints, Bases (Chemicals), Bleach, Brake Fluid, Capacitors, Caulk, Car Wax, Car Cleaners, Charcoal Lighter Fluid, CFCs & HCFCs Disinfectants, Drain Opener, Fabric Dyes, Fertilizer, Fingernail Polish/Removers, Flea Collars, Furniture Polish/Waxes, Small Gas Cylinders, Gasoline, Pesticides, Insecticides, Insect Repellents & Poison, Kerosene & Fuel Oils, Lighter Fluid, Lubricating Oils, Mothballs, Motor Oil, Organic Solvents, Oven Cleaner, Tub/Tile Cleaner, Varnish, Windshield Wiper Fluid, Wood Preservatives, Wood Stain, Paint Stripper, Pet Sprays/Dips, Photographic Chemicals, Propane Cylinders, Handheld Rat/Mouse Poison, Septic Tank Cleaners, Shoe Polish/Wax, Spa Care Chemicals, Spot Removers, Swimming Pool Chemicals, Toilet Bowl Cleaners, Transmission Fluid, BBQ Sized Propane Tanks
Items Not Accepted: Latex Paint, Single Use Batteries, NiCad/NIMH batteries, Car/Boat/Tractor batteries, Ammunition, Light bulbs, CFLs, Fluorescent light bulbs, Asbestos, Commercial Waste, Fireworks, Explosives, Medical/Bio-Waste, Needles, Smoke Detectors, Tires, Mercury Thermometers, Yard Waste, Infectious or Biological Wastes, Diabetic Supplies, DEA Regulated Substances, Radioactive Waste, Unknown Substances, Appliances, Electronics, GlassIf you do not see a certain material on either of these lists or have any other question, please feel free to contact: (573) 634-6410.