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Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

They are household products or chemicals, which can cause injury or are harmful if not used, stored, or disposed of properly.  Key words found on hazardous products include poison, danger, warning, toxic, flammable, corrosive, explosive, or irritant.

 

Why can't I just throw HHW away with the trash?

HHW pose a threat to people (particularly children, refuse workers, and fireman) pets, and our environment.  Soil and water pollution can result from improper disposal of HHW.

 

Collection

The Barton County Household Hazardous Waste facility scheduled collections are held every third Saturday of the month from 8:00 A.M. until Noon, April through October.  (Weather permitting.)  Appointments can be set up year round (weekdays only) for those who cannot attend the scheduled collections.

2017 HHW Collection Schedule

 

For questions or to make an appointment, call the Landfill at (620) 793-1898 or (620) 793-1899.

 

The drop-off site is located at:

Barton County Landfill
350 NE 30 Road
Great Bend, KS  67530
(1 mile East of B.C.C.C.)

This service is FREE to Barton, Ellsworth and Pawnee County RESIDENTS ONLY.

 

BUSINESS H.H.W. IS PROHIBITED!

 

Household Hazardous Waste Includes:

Household / Cleaning Products  
Abrasive Cleaners  / Powders 
Bleach Cleaners 
Disinfectants 
Floor & Furniture Cleaners 
Household Batteries (Lithium and Rechargeable)** 
Mothballs 
Oven Cleaners 
Photographic Chemicals 
Pool Chemicals                                                                                                                                                                                                         Toilet Cleaners                                                                                                                                                                                                                Smoke Detectors
Rug & Upholstery Cleaners                                                                                                                                                                          Thermostats/Thermometers                                                                                                                                                                          

**Alkaline Batteries can be put in with regular household trash.

Paint / Finishing Products
Enamel or Oil Based Paints 
Latex or Water Based Paints 
Thinners and Turpentine 
Furniture Strippers 
Wood Preservatives 
Stains / Finishes

Automotive Products
Antifreeze 
Transmission Fluids 
Brake Fluids 
Waste Oils 
Batteries 
Fuels

Garden / Pest Control Products  
Pesticides, Insecticides 
Fungicides 
Herbicides 
Arsenicals (contain Lead Arsenic) 
Botanicals (made of Plants) 
Carbamates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Chlorinated Hydrocarbons 
Organo-Phosphates 
Roach and Ant Killers 
Rat and Mice Poisons
Flea Collars and Sprays

What Not To Bring
Commercial / Business Waste 
Infectious Waste 
Radioactive Waste 
Laboratory Chemicals 
Asbestos 
Explosives
Empty or Dry Containers** 

**Dried out and empty containers can be disposed of with your regular trash.                                            

 

 Please do not bring empty cans to the collection site.

 

Before Bringing Products to the Collection Site:

*Check containers - make sure lids are tight.

*Unlabeled containers should be written on with a marker pen as to what the contents consists of that are inside each container.

*Pack each toxic waste in a sturdy container, such as a tub or box.  Line the bottom and pack sides with newspaper or other absorbent material.

*Wrap leaking or dirty individual containers in clear plastic bags and pack each item in a larger container with absorbent material such as "kitty litter" to soak up leaks.

*Transport materials in your automobile trunk, rear of station wagon or truck bed.

 

HHW Flyer

Reuse Item List (Updated 8/16/2017)

 

Fact: The average household contains between three and ten gallons of materials that are hazardous to human health or to the natural environment.  Collectively, these can poison our water if they are not stored carefully and disposed of properly.

To reduce the disposal of hazardous materials:

*Avoid buying hazardous products.  Use safer alternatives and read labels.

*Only buy what you need.

*Use it up, unless the product is banned.

*Share it with a neighbor, church group, community service organization.

If alternatives aren't feasible, properly dispose or save product for a household hazardous materials collection day.

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