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.

The 2020 Household Hazardous Waste drop off dates are as follows: 

March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
September 2
September 16
October 7

To schedule an appointment go to

Items Accepted