What is Household Hazardous Waste?
- Pesticides, fungicides, weed killers, and pool chemicals
- Ammonia-based cleaners, bleach-based cleaners, aerosol sprays, polishes, fluorescent bulbs, nail polish and remover, medications and syringes
- Anti-freeze, oil and filters, gasoline, wax and polishes, auto batteries, engine cleaners, and brake fluid
- Paint, paint thinners, wood preservatives, glues and adhesives, solvents, and photo chemicals
USE AND DISPOSE OF HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS WITH CARE
Household chemicals can pollute the water supply if they are not used correctly and disposed of properly. If flushed down the drain, they can contaminate groundwater. And if they are thrown into the garbage and hauled to a landfill, they may, over time, seep into the surrounding soil and groundwater.