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.
WHAT CAN I DO TO DISPOSE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE PROPERLY?
Take it to a hazardous waste collection facility. Do not throw it in the trash! Paint waste can be properly disposed of at a Paint Recycling Drop-off center. The Twentynine Palms Junior High School will host a paint recycling drop-off event on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. For more information and to register for the event, click on Paint Care.