Household Hazardous Waste
Typical household hazardous products include:
- automotive fluids (i.e. gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze)
- home improvement products (varnish, stain, paint thinner, paint stripper, adhesives)
- cleaning products (drain cleaner, ammonia, bleach)
- lawn and pool chemicals
Latex paint is not hazardous and can be disposed without the use of a hazardous waste drop-off program. See this link for more information about latex paint disposal.
How to Dispose of Hazardous Products
Year round outlets (Recycling & Reuse Outlets Page) may be available for some of your material. Items may also be taken to a local household hazardous waste company for recycling.
Why should I properly store and dispose of hazardous products?
Household hazardous products pose a threat when improperly stored or disposed. The average home contains 60 to 100 pounds of hazardous chemicals.
- Household poisonings are the second leading cause of death related to injury in Hamilton County (tied with firearms).
- Throwing away hazardous waste in your garbage can injure your waste collector when hazardous waste reacts with other materials in the garbage truck.
- Dumping hazardous waste down the drain interferes with the wastewater treatment process.
The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District will sponsor an Household Hazardous Waste one-day event in the fall, 2015. Use this link to include your e-mail on the notification list.