HHW is often defined as: “leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients and that require special care when you dispose of them”. Due to their volatile characteristics, if not managed safely, HHW can represent a serious potential health and environmental hazard.
WHAT ARE TYPICAL HHW PRODUCTS TO BE AWARE OF?
- Oil-based Liquid Paints, Paint Strippers, and Thinners
- Herbicides and Pesticides
- Lawn Chemicals
- Old Gasoline
- Household Batteries
- CFL and Fluorescent Lamp bulbs
- Mercury-containing Devices
- Unused Medicines & Pharmaceuticals
- Drain and Oven Cleaners
- Spot Remover
- Pool Chemicals
- Household Cleaning Products
- Car Cleaners
WHAT CAN A RESIDENT DO ABOUT HHW?
Get informed about collection dates and opportunities to recycle HHW. This website provides the most up-to-date information regarding collection of each product and the locations nearest you.
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