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.
•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
•Paints, solvents, thinners & adhesives
•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