Household Hazardous Waste Collections. A safe, environmentally friendly method to dispose of unused waste products. What is Household Hazardous Waste?. Products that are: Toxic Flammable Corrosive Poison. Read the Label!.
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A safe, environmentally friendly method to dispose of unused waste products.
Products that are:
Read the Label!
Examples of materials collected
Drain openersOven cleaners
Metal cleaners and polishersAutomotive oil and fuel additivesGrease and rust solvents
Note: The word “toxic” does not mean it is necessarily harmful to humans or environment, but rather it is a product that performs a specific job for what it was intended to be used.
For example, pesticides are designed to kill certain pests, certain automotive products are used in our vehicles to make them operate more efficiently, and paint thinners are used for oil based clean up of oil based paints. Other considerations on product toxicity and human or environmental effects must be realized, such as exposure and dose.
Elected officials, Community leaders, Health Depts., Educators, Safety Officials,
“Get the word out!”
Planning committees find stakeholders:
Piggyback onto existing programs:
Provide disposal information
on anything brought to your collection.
# of Volunteers
Amount of materials
Screens for businesses and residents
Little to no staff time to coordinate residents
Typically shorter time periods for collection events
Potential for long waits at peak times
Unknown quantities and types of materials coming inOpen Collections
No Sandals or Contacts
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