Dispose of hazardous waste properly
Hazardous waste is waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to our health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, gases, or sludges. They can be discarded commercial products, like cleaning fluids or pesticides, or the by-products of manufacturing processes.*
It is important to properly store, and when the time comes, dispose of hazardous waste.
Residential: Many substances we have in our homes can be considered Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Some examples are oil based paints, spray paint, automotive chemicals, cleaners, rechargeable batteries and mercury bearing products to name a few. Proper disposal of these materials is important to protect human health and the natural environment. Check our events page for collection opportunities. If your City or Town isn’t listed, check with them or your Solid Waste District for upcoming collections.
Commercial/Institutional: Businesses and Institutions should contact Certified Hazardous Waste Disposal Companies directly for pick-up. In some cases, they are welcome to come to HHW collections and pay a fee directly to the vendor. Visit our RecyclingWorks website to help find a processor or hauler for hazardous waste materials.