What are hazardous household wastes?

Hazardous household wastes are those wastes produced in our households that are hazardous in nature but are not regulated as hazardous waste, under federal and state laws. Such consumer waste products, if carelessly managed can, and frequently do, create environmental and public health hazards. Hazardous household wastes should be disposed of properly by licensed professional haulers.

Hazardous household waste includes:

  • Drain cleaner
  • Metal polish
  • Dry cleaning fluid
  • Arts and crafts supplies
  • Oven cleaner
  • Photo chemicals
  • Floor cleaners
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Fire starters
  • Transmission fluid
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Waxes and polishes
  • Brake fluid
  • Rust preventatives
  • Wood preservatives
  • Oil and Latex-based paint
  • Lead-based paint
  • Degreasers
  • Paint thinner
  • Herbicides
  • Rodent killers
  • Muriatic acid
  • Cesspool cleaners
  • Fertilizers
  • Insert sprays
  • Pool Chemicals
  • No-pest strips
  • Solvents
  • Sealants
  • Wood strippers
  • Pesticides

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