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What is Household Hazardous Waste and How do I Dispose of it?

Published on: 2/4/2015 2:46 PM
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Chemicals accepted by the Household Hazardous Waste Program fall into one of four D.O.T. hazard categories:

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Ignitable: paints, dry or wet, petroleum based products, polishes, gasoline
Corrosives: acids, bases, batteries, drain clog remover
Toxics: poisons, pesticides, gardening chemicals, ammonia, solvents
Reactive: pool chemicals, hydrogen peroxide, iodine, perchlorates
Misc: propane, helium, small oxygen tanks, smoke detectors, fluorescent lamps

 

 Instructions for Residential Drop-off Participants 

  • Please bring a proof of residency to the drop off
  • We are not able to return any containers you bring your waste in; including any plastic recycling bins, boxes, trash cans, gas cans, or paint buckets
  • In addition, please remove any valuables or non-waste products from your vehicle storage area.  Our service moves quickly, and we do not want to cause confusion
  • Please do not bring any pets to the drop off

  

 

To learn about what happens to your waste after you drop it off, please click here.

 

 Recycle old batteries and fluorescent lights

 

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