Household Hazardous Waste

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Household Hazardous Waste

Many items you use in and around your home such as cleaners, oil-based paints and pesticides, are hazardous. Improper use and storage can be harmful to your family and the environment. You can avoid buying household hazardous wastes, using safer alternatives. You can also make sure you dispose of any you do have safely.

Smart Shopping

Avoid products with these words. (Products labeled "poison" or "danger" are the most hazardous.)

  • CAUTION
  • WARNING
  • DANGER
  • POISON

Safer Non-Toxic Cleaning

Everybody wants a clean and healthy home, but cleaning can expose us to many toxic substances. Taking the green approach avoids use of hazardous products, which protects your health and the environment.

Storage and Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Keep hazardous household products out of reach of children and pets. Store products under cover and off the ground, so they do not wash into storm drains. Do not put household hazardous waste in the garbage or recycling cart.

Disposal Locations

Other disposal resources

Paint Disposal