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Typical Household Hazardous Wastes

Household Hazardous Wastes are materials and chemicals that are toxic, flammable, corrosive, reactive, or explosive. These wastes must be disposed of at a special center or collection event. These wastes can seriously threaten water supplies and our local environment if they are improperly discarded with nonhazardous trash (put into a municipal solid waste landfill), dumped down the drain, or illegally dumped elsewhere.

The following are examples of common Household Hazardous Wastes.

  • Oil-based paints
  • Paint thinners
  • Used motor oil
  • Herbicides
  • Drain cleaners
  • Old gasoline
  • Antifreeze
  • Cleaning products
  • Mercury
  • Double bagged and wetted asbestos
  • Non-alkaline batteries
  • Insecticides
  • Lawn chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Solvents
  • Pool chemicals
  • Hobby chemicals
  • Aerosol paints and pesticides
  • Fluorescent lamp bulbs
  • Medicines and pharmaceuticals (accepted locally)

No industrial, commercial, or business wastes can be accepted at a residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, only residential wastes.