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Residents can dispose of household hazardous waste materials like weed killer during a mobile collection event from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 13, in Happy Rock Park, located at North 76th Street and North Antioch, Gladstone.

Residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste through free mobile collection events hosted by the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

The next mobile collection event is slated for 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in Happy Rock Park, North 76th Street and North Antioch, Gladstone. The collection will run until noon or until the trucks are full.

The Regional HHW Collection Program provides access to proper HHW disposal for all residents living in the MARC Solid Waste Management District, which encompasses Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties.

Household hazardous waste is hazardous waste generated by residents at their home. It is any product with “danger, warning or caution” printed on the label.

This waste includes products such as paint, automotive fluids, cleaners, lawn and garden products, bug sprays, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries and nail polish. These products are usually kept in the garage, under the sink or in a bathroom cabinet.