Disposal of Hazardous
Leftover products can poison someone;
do not purchase more than is needed for the job.
Households purchase almost 400
potentially hazardous products in a year. These
products tend to be stockpiled in garages, under sinks, in cabinets, and sheds.
These forgotten products can become a poison risk.
Only buy enough of the product for the job needed.
Products should NEVER be discarded on the
ground or poured into storm drains. Many products shouldn't even be disposed of
in the trash or down the toilet. These products should be saved and taken to
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections.
Disposal instructions and reuse and recycling
capabilities vary from municipality to municipality.
Limiting the amount of hazardous waste materials or removing them from
the solid waste stream allows municipalities to reduce the potential for
unintentional exposures to sanitation workers, materials recovery facility
workers, landfill workers, and the environment.
For more information on disposal of hazardous products where you live,
call Earth 911 at 800-CLEANUP, or visit www.earth911.org,
and type in “hazardous waste” and your zip code to find the nearest disposal
General guidance for disposal:
Products in pressurized containers
not puncture or incinerate!
empty: Place in
trash or offer for recycling if available.
partly filled: Call the local solid waste
agency for disposal instructions.
Products in non-pressurized
includes liquids and solids (tablets, dusts, gels, pet products, etc.) in all
other types of product containers (e.g., bags, boxes, bottles, cans, bait
stations, squeeze tubes, etc.)
empty: Do not reuse
this container. Place in trash
or offer for recycling if available.
filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions.
Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.