Household Hazardous Waste & Ag Chemicals

A semi-permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection & Storage Facility will be opening up in Faucett, MO this year. The collection and storage facility will open on May 6, 2017.

Buchanan County Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Storage
51 SE Houseman Street (Old MoDot Building)– Faucett, MO

Hours of operation – 1st & 3rd Saturdays 8 am – Noon
2017 Schedule

May 6 & 20
June 3 & 17
July 1 & 15
August 5 & 19
September 2 & 16
October 7 & 21

Enamel (flammable) Paint, strippers, varnishes, pool chemicals, and household cleaners
Adhesives, garden sprays, pesticides and ag. chemicals
Aerosol cans and fluorescent light bulbs
Batteries, antifreeze and brake fluid.
Only small quantities of items associated with residential homes.
NOT ACCEPTED: NO LATEX PAINT ACCEPTED. Along with explosives, pressurized cylinders, ammunition, motor oil, infectious waste (medical) & prescription drugs. The District has the right to refuse service, even if not listed.

Proper disposal of these unwanted products protects you, your family, as well as our groundwater.

How to Safely Dispose of Latex Paint
To safely dispose of latex paint in the trash is must be dried out. Here’s how:
1. Add equal parts clay kitty litter to latex paint in the can (one part paint to one part kitty litter). If you have more than a half a can, you can also pour the paint into a lined cardboard box then pour in cat litter.
2. Stir the cat litter into the paint until it has an oatmeal-like consistency that will not spill out.
3. Allow the paint and cat litter mixture to sit for one hour.
4. Throw the dried paint in the can in the trash with the lid off.

Instead of cat litter, you can use a commercial paint hardener. Follow the instructions on the label. For very small amounts, you can paint on cardboard or newspaper and discard the newspaper/cardboard in the trash when dry. (From
If you have latex paint in cans that are less than 5 years old and rust-free they can be donated to support Habitat for Humanity at the ReStore; Google Habitat for Humanity to find the most convenient store. Oil-based paint is hazardous and must be disposed of at one of the household hazardous waste collections.

How to Safely Dispose of Household Alkaline Batteries
Alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals—steel, zinc, and manganese—and do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use or disposal. Due to concerns about mercury in the municipal solid waste stream, the added mercury has been eliminated from alkaline battery manufacturing.
Alkaline batteries can be safely disposed of with normal household waste. Never dispose of batteries in fire because they could explode. It is important not to dispose of large numbers of alkaline batteries in a group. Used batteries are often not completely dead. Grouping used batteries together can bring these live batteries into contact with one another, creating safety risks. (From The safest thing to do is to discard the used batteries in the trash when they are taken out of a device to put in new batteries.