Proper HHW Management Protects
Public Health and the Environment

Many common products are hazardous because they contain chemicals that are toxic, corrosive, flammable or reactive. Improper disposal (pouring down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash) can harm the environment and a pose a threat to human health.  


Safer Alternatives

The easiest way to handle HHW is to not createhelp you choose safer alternatives to HHW it in the first place. The EPA has introduced the "Safer Choice" label to help you find cleaning and other products that are safer for your family and the environment. Visit to find out more.

HHW Recycling Tips

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HHW tips: when storing

Keep hazardous household chemicals out of reach of children and pets.