Household Chemicals

Household Hazardous Waste

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

Bug spray
Charcoal lighter fluid
Fertilizer with weed killer
Insect killer
Pool chemicals
Roach/ant killer
Rodent bait
Weed killer

 

HOME CARE (CLEANING)  HHW EXAMPLES

Aerosol products*
Drain cleaners
Fire extinguishers
Mothballs
Nail polish/remover
Oven cleaner
Polish with solvents
Spot removers
Thermometers (mercury)

 

HOME IMPROVEMENT HHW EXAMPLES

Concrete cleaner
Driveway sealer
Furniture stripper
Glue with solvents
Oil-based paint
Paint remover
Paint thinner
Roofing tar
Stain/varnish
Wood preservatives
Latex paint – whenever possible dry out waste latex paint and dispose in trash

 

AUTOMOTIVE HHW EXAMPLES

Brake and transmission fluid
Carburetor cleaner
Degreasers
Fuels
Gasoline

Call for local disposal options:
Auto batteries
Oil filters
Used antifreeze
Used motor oil

 

 

*Completely Empty Containers, including aerosols, can be disposed of in the trash or be recycled if washed clean.

Reduce Toxicity

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.