Paints, solvents, thinners, household cleaners, sprays, batteries, gardening products, sharps, electronics, florescent, cooking oil, pharmaceuticals, motor oil, asbestos...

Protect Loved ones and the environment from exposure to toxics.

 

 

 

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE defined:A product that is ignitable, corrosive, reactive or toxic.

The Problem is that every year Americans create an astounding 1.6 million tons of household hazardous waste. This includes many common household, yard, and auto products and material in addition to electronics and pharmaceutical products.

It's illegal to dispose of household hazardous waste in the garbage, landfills, fire, on the ground, or down toilets, sinks, sewers or storm drains. Toxics ( such as mercury) in hazardous waste products pose a serious risk to people, animals, crops and nature. When these products are illegally discarded, toxics can be released into the soil, the air you breathe, and water supplies. What's more, if hazardous products are left within reach of children and pets, they can be deadly!

Become part of the solution by making safe & legal choices when it comes to buying, using, storing and discarding hazardous waste. Read and use these information to help you make a habit of taking "acceptable" items to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility in your neighborhood.

SAFE & FREE DROP-OFF of Household Hazardous Waste

What can you CAN drop off

• Auto Products such as antifreeze, batteries, gasoline and used motor oil & filters.

•Bagged asbestos.

•CD and DVD players, VCRs, TVs & radios

•Cell/cordless phones & answering machines•Computer monitors, CPUs & peripherals

•Garden products such as pesticides & fertilizers

•Propane gas cylinders (less than 5 gallons)

•Hazardous aerosols/cleaners/sprays & poisons

•Household batteries, fluorescent lights & mercury thermometers

•Microwaves

•Paints, solvents, thinners & adhesives

•Photo chemicals

•Cooking oil

•Pharmaceuticals including expired/ unused pills, syrups, inhalers(no controlled substances)

•Sharps (needles, syringes, lancets)

What you CAN NOT drop-off

•NO explosive (including firearms)

•NO medical waste

•NO pressurized, thick wall gas cylinders (over 5 gallons)

•NO radioactive materials

Handling & Drop-off

•Leave labels intact or clearly label all items.

•Do not mix materials in the same container.

•Tighten lids & place leaking or dirty containers in strong, labeled plastic bags.

•Pack containers in a sturdy box or tub with newspaper or other absorbent materials.

• Limit individual containers to 5 gallons.

•Bag asbestos in 6 ml plastic bags 94 heavy garbage bags) - each bag may weigh no more than 30 pounds and contain pieces no longer or wider than 27 inches.

•Do not leave hazardous materials in the sun or store overnight in vehicle.

•Transport materials in the trunk or rear of vehicle.

•Legal transport limit no more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste allowed in a vehicle.

•Stay in your vehicle when you arrive at facility.

 

 

Business Household Hazardous Waste Collection
•Businesses generating less than 27 gallons or 222 pounds of hazardous waste per month may participate in the conditionally exempt small quantity generator program. Fees are based on cost of material disposal. For more information call your local waste management facility.
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