Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Overview

HHW is any leftover household product that contains corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients and that requires special care at time of disposal.

If not managed safely, HHW can represent a serious potential health and environmental hazard.

What are typical HHW products to be aware of?

  • Oil-based Liquid Paints, Paint Strippers, and Thinners
  • Herbicides and Pesticides
  • Lawn Chemicals
  • Insecticides
  • Old Gasoline
  • Household Batteries
  • CFL and Fluorescent Lamp bulbs
  • Mercury-containing Devices
  • Unused Medicines & Pharmaceuticals
  • Drain and Oven Cleaners
  • Spot Remover
  • Antifreeze
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Household Cleaning Products
  • Car Cleaners

What can residents do about HHW?

Get informed about collection dates and opportunities to recycle HHW. This website provides the most up-to-date information regarding collection of each product and the locations nearest you.

Additional Safety Tips for HHW:

  • Dispose of HHW at a one-day collection event or at a HHW collection facility
  • Use existing disposal options for certain HHW items
  • Do not flush HHW down sinks, toilets, or storm drains
  • Keep original labels intact
  • Do not combine products
  • Avoid buying more than what you need
  • Donate extra, non-prescription HHW