Household Hazardous Waste

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Make Your Home Safer

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.

Shop Smarter

Avoid products with these words

  • Poison
  • Danger
  • Warning
  • Caution.

Products labeled "poison" or "danger" are the most hazardous.

Clean Greener

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.


Properly Store and Dispose of Household 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 Location

disposal resources

Paint Disposal

  • Latex (water-based) paint can be disposed of in two ways:
  1. Drop it off at a paint recycler where it will get as second life. Find one near you.
  2. Dry it out by mixing in kitty litter and place it in the garbage.