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
- Old Gasoline
- Household Batteries
- CFL and Fluorescent Lamp bulbs
- Mercury-containing Devices
- Unused Medicines & Pharmaceuticals
- Drain and Oven Cleaners
- Spot Remover
- 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