What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?
If You Are Cleaning Out The Garage Or Closets What Do You Throw Away And How?
Household hazardous wastes (HHW) are the leftover or unused portions of chemicals and products used to clean and maintain your home. These materials are often labeled CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER, POISON, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE, or CORROSIVE.
For safety and environmental reasons, it is illegal to dispose of HHW in the garbage, sewers, or storm drains.
Did you know things that may seem harmless are considered hazardous waste! How about kids shows with flashing lights? Yes, that’s right! They are toxic waste!
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These items are considered not acceptable garbage, recycling or hazardous waste and take special handling: