|Simply put, household hazardous waste is the
residue of potentially harmful substances you use in your home.
They usually are:
Do I really need to use this stuff?Some examples of hazardous wastes you may find around your house:
Antifreeze, batteries, chlorine bleach, drain openers, flea collars, gasoline, corrosive chemicals, motor oil, nail polish remover, paint, pesticides, rust removers, swimming pool chemicals.
Ask yourself 3 important questions when thinking of these products:
Ok, I have waste. Now what do I do with it? 1
Determined to clean up this spring? This list of depots may help: 2
Recipes: Hazardous Product Alternatives 2
Old fashioned ways are easier, cheaper and safer.
How much do I really need?
Try to buy just enough to finish the job. Share with a friend!
How will I dispose of this when I am finished?
Is it worth all the hassle involved in getting rid of it?
Ok, I have waste. Now what do I do with it?Our project is hoping to have a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day sometime this spring. In the meantime, wait for our announcement and please follow these general guidelines: