Most of the chemicals we use in our home are considered “hazardous” and become “waste” when we want to throw them away. If your home is like most in America, you’ve probably got quite a collection. Americans generate 1.6 million tons of HHW each year. That's an average of 100 pounds per home!

HHW Collection
  • HHW are products with corrosive, toxic or flammable ingredients that must be taken to the proper drop-off facility for safe disposal.
  • Also, watch for community HHW collection events.
    One-day events are held to make HHW disposal easier.
HHW Examples
The list of HHW products includes cleansers and cleaners, solvents, oil-based paints, stains, varnishes, polishes, wood and metal strippers and preservatives, pool and lawn chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and poisons), gasoline, motor oil, oil filters, auto batteries, antifreeze, brake and transmission fluids, drain cleaners, aerosols, fluorescent bulbs and compact fluorescent bulbs, and alkaline and rechargeable batteries.