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The Public Works Department sponsors several Residential Hazardous Waste Collection Events, in outlying areas, each year. During these half-day opportunities, residents have the chance to bring left-over residential hazardous waste for safe and easy disposal/recycling. If you have residential hazardous waste, these locations and dates might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for to get it off your hands and safely out of your home.
When traveling with HHW to any event or facility, it’s important to practice safe transportation procedures. Please follow these safety guidelines:
- Transport no more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per trip, and no more than 5 gallons per single container.
- Make sure containers are not leaking and are properly labeled.
- Do not mix materials.
- Keep materials separated and away from passengers.
What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Residential hazardous wastes are products, purchased for use in or around the home, that when improperly discarded, may threaten human health or the environment.
These products include: household cleaners, deodorizers, personal hygiene products, pesticides, batteries (home & auto), fluorescent bulbs, herbicides, insecticides, pet care products, paint products, photographic chemicals, swimming pool chemicals, and automotive products & fluids. Even though a product can be easily purchased at the local store, it can still be harmful to you, your family, and the environment.