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Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous waste may pose a threat to sanitation workers or public health and the environment when improperly handled or disposed. The City of Lawrence and Douglas County offer options for conveniently and safely managing hazardous waste.

The City of Lawrence/Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility is accepting hazardous waste from Douglas County households throughout the year by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call the Waste Reduction & Recycling Division at 785-832-3030 to schedule a drop-off appointment for any unwanted paint, pesticides, cleaners, old mercury thermometers, and batteries. There is no fee to Douglas County households.

Unused pharmaceuticals are a common sight in medicine cabinets. These drugs create potential for abuse and may cause environmental and health concerns when disposed of improperly. Studies have shown that pharmaceuticals are present in our nation's waterbodies. Further research suggests that certain drugs may cause ecological harm.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Safe Disposal of Medication Program
Accepts all prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, herbal remedies, supplements, veterinary drugs, and liquid medication in leak-proof containers. Secure drop-off box located in the west entrance lobby of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center at 111 East 11th Street open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except holidays.