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Household Hazardous Wastes (Personal)

This type of waste is called “hazardous” for a reason; please don’t throw any of the following items in your regular trash. The City of Columbia hosts household hazardous waste collections from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays from April to November. The collection takes place at 1313 Lakeview, Columbia, MO 65201. For more information visit the City’s website.

If the hazardous waste is university owned, you should contact Environmental Health and Safety.

Common Household Hazardous Products

  • Acids
  • Adhesives and glues
  • Aerosol cans
  • Ammunition
  • Ammonia
  • Antifreeze
  • Art and hobby paints
  • Asphalt and roofing tar
  • Batteries, household or dry cell
  • Batteries, lead acid
  • Batteries, rechargeable
  • Bleach
  • Brake fluid
  • Capacitors
  • Caulk
  • Car wax and cleaners
  • Cartridges, inkjet & Toner
  • Cell phones
  • Charcoal lighter fluid
  • CFCs and HCFCs
  • Digital cameras
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain opener
  • Fabric dyes
  • Fertilizer
  • Fireworks and other explosives
  • Fingernail polish and remover
  • Flea collar
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Furniture polish and wax
  • Gas cylinders
  • Gasoline
  • Insecticide and insect repellent
  • Kerosene and fuel oils
  • Lead
  • Lighter fluid
  • Lubricating oils
  • Medications
  • Mercury
  • Mothballs
  • Motor oil
  • Organic solvents
  • Oven cleaner
  • Pagers
  • Paint: solvent-based
  • Paint: water-based
  • Paint strippers: alkaline-based
  • Paint strippers: solvent-based
  • Paint strippers: water-based
  • PDA’s
  • Pesticides
  • Pet spray and dip
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Radios, two way
  • Rat and mouse poison
  • Septic tank cleaners
  • Shoe polish
  • Smoke detectors
  • Spot removers
  • Swimming pool and spa chemicals
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Toner
  • Transmission fluid
  • Tub and tile cleaner
  • Unknown substances
  • Varnish
  • Windshield wiper fluid
  • Wood preservatives
  • Wood stain