Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) include all paints, household cleaners and chemicals, pesticides, and flammable materials. These hazardous chemicals pose a threat to humans and the environment if not disposed of properly. Most of these items can be dropped off at your HHW facility for safe and cost-effective disposal. Call us with any questions about potentially hazardous materials in your home.
Don’t throw these items in the trash!
LAWN AND GARDEN HHW EXAMPLES
Charcoal lighter fluid
Fertilizer with weed killer
HOME CARE (CLEANING) HHW EXAMPLES
Polish with solvents
HOME IMPROVEMENT HHW EXAMPLES
Glue with solvents
Latex paint – whenever possible dry out waste latex paint and dispose in trash
AUTOMOTIVE HHW EXAMPLES
Brake and transmission fluid
Call for local disposal options:
Used motor oil
*Completely Empty Containers, including aerosols, can be disposed of in the trash or be recycled if washed clean.
Landfills – where your garbage ends up – are not the best location for toxic chemicals like wood stains, household chemicals, pesticides, etc. Although landfills are constructed to protect the environment, these harmful chemicals are best to dispose of through your HHW program to avoid making the landfill more toxic.
Also, remember that PEOPLE work at landfills, and in recycling centers. Don;t put those workers at risk by carelessly throwing your hazardous waste in the wrong place.