Safe Disposal of Household Hazardous Wastes
Everyday household products that are under your kitchen sink or in your garage, items such as paint, paint thinners, cleaners and solvents, used oil, furniture polish and unwanted electronic equipment are household hazardous wastes (HHW).
Not In Your Trash!
HHW that you wish to discard should not be placed in your regular trash. Such wastes can be corrosive, toxic, ignitable, flammable, or reactive and co-mingling them with your regular trash could create a dangerous situation. Much of your regular trash goes to landfills where HHW can contaminate soil and seep into ground water. Disposing of household chemicals in your trash, storm drains or sewers damages the environment, and is AGAINST THE LAW.
Find a location in your area, and dispose of household hazardous waste properly. Although, the best thing to do is avoid these products as much as possible.