Acceptable & Unacceptable Items

For More Information


For more information on the below and/or other waste items, please contact the Household Hazardous Waste Division at (785) 628-9449.

Acceptable Items

Automobile


  • Additives - oil, fuel, and transmission
  • Auto batteries
  • Brake and starting fluids
  • Carburetor and fuel cleaners
  • Solvent-contaminated waste oil
  • Waste fuels

Home Maintenance / Improvement


  • Adhesives
  • Enamel or oil-based paints
  • Latex or water-based paints
  • Paint stripper
  • Stains, finishes, or preservatives
  • Thinners and turpentine
Home Maintenance / Improvement
  • Adhesives
  • Enamel or oil-based paints
  • Latex or water-based paints
  • Paint stripper
  • Stains, finishes, or preservatives
  • Thinners and turpentine
Miscellaneous Household Items
  • Batteries - wet and dry cells
  • Electronic items
  • Pet products

Household Products


  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Bleach
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain cleaners
  • Floor and furniture polish
  • General all-purpose cleaners
  • Metal polish
  • Moth balls
  • Nail polish and removers
  • Oven cleaners
  • Photo-processing chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Toilet cleaners

Pesticides


  • Ant and roach killers
  • Arsenicals
  • Botanicals
  • Carbonates
  • Chlorinated hydrocarbons
  • Herbicides
  • Organophosphates
  • Rat and mouse poisons


Unacceptable Items

  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos
  • Commercial hazardous wastes
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Explosives
  • Infectious wastes
  • Radioactive wastes