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Household Hazardous Waste

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be "household hazardous waste" or "HHW." Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them. Improper disposal of household hazardous wastes can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash.

·         A-Z Disposal Guide Guidelines for the disposal of common hazardous household wastes.

·         Household Hazardous Waste: Invasion Video covering why waste is considered hazardous and the harm it does to the environment.

·         Hazardous Waste Covers topics ranging from a definition of hazardous waste to disposal methods.

      Consumer and Commercial Mercury Products EPA Guide to common household products containing mercury.

·         Dispose my Meds Allows for the safe disposal of leftover pharmaceuticals.

·         800 Community Pharmacies Launch Initiative for Safe Disposal of Unused Patient Medications Website that describes the safe disposal of leftover pharmaceuticals.