Employees at landfills, recycling centers, transfer stations, and other waste management sites can come in contact with hazardous materials you dispose of in your home. You may want to get rid of these items to protect your own family or pets and it is important to dispose of them properly.
BE RESPONSIBLE WITH POTENTIAL HAZARDS
Hazards in the home include chemical cleaners, medicines, needles (sharps / syringes) and fluorescent lights (which release small amounts of mercury if broken). There are good alternatives for disposing of these materials safely rather than throwing them in the garbage where they can harm your home and the natural environment.