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Household Hazardous Waste In New Hampshire. Marc Morgan HHW Program Coordinator. CORROSIVE. REACTIVE. What is HHW?. Unwanted homeowner products that have the same qualities as a hazardous waste described in NH Hazardous Waste Rules. What are We Talking About Here?.

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Household Hazardous Waste

In New Hampshire

Marc Morgan

HHW Program Coordinator

what is hhw
CORROSIVE

REACTIVE

What is HHW?

Unwanted homeowner products that have the same qualities as a hazardous waste described in NH Hazardous Waste Rules

what are we talking about here
What are We Talking About Here?
  • Just look under the sink
  • Cleaners
  • Lubricants
  • Paint
  • Drain Openers
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
what is the big deal
What is the BIG deal?

Small Quantities… Big Problems

  • Causes leachate problems in LFs
  • Causes emission problems in incinerators
  • Fires in transfer stations
homeowner vs business
Homeowner vs. Business

Homeowners are exempt from the HW rules; HHW is “Solid Waste”

Can throw in the trash ... it’s legal (but not OK).

Businesses are HW generators;

must obey the HW rules.

Can NOT throw in the trash

silly question what is a home
Silly Question: What is a Home?
  • Single and Multiple Family Residences
  • Motel and Hotels
  • Bunkhouses
  • Ranger Stations
  • Crew Quarters and Campgrounds
  • Picnic Grounds
  • Day Use Recreation Areas
homeowners can trash it what s the problem
CORROSIVE

REACTIVE

Homeowners Can Trash It … What’s the Problem?
  • Safety issue for you … ICRT
  • Contaminates your landfill/groundwater
  • Dangerous concoctions
can i collect hhw yes you can
Can I collect HHW?YES you can!

You will be considered a generator

You must follow the HW Rules

  • You probably already do!
  • Recycling of Household Paint
  • Universal Wastes
  • Use Common Sense!
how can you address the problem
How Can You Address the Problem?

Have an HHW collection and/or collect paint and Universal Wastes every day

  • Get educated with training
  • Visit www.des.nh.gov/hhw
  • Call 271-2047
  • Apply for a grant
  • Get technical assistance
  • Educate the public
the grant
The Grant
  • Simple
  • One application
  • Once per year
  • Tiered per/capita rate to encourage commitment
    • $0.10-$0.25/capita
  • Must meet all requirements to receive grant

(deadline, public education component, survey, submit paperwork, etc.)

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