Many of the products we use everyday are considered hazardous. These products can be harmful to humans, animals, and the environment if not disposed of properly. Cleaners, paints, sprays, fertilizers, pesticides, motor oil and batteries are examples of household hazardous waste. These products should never be dumped in household or storm drains.
Here are some tips for identifying and dealing with household hazardous waste:
Identify and properly dispose of toxic products; always read the label.
Purchase the needed amount only—eliminate storage or disposal issues.
Share leftover usable products with friends or neighbors who may need it.
Buy phosphate-free, biodegradable, water-based products when possible.
Switch out chemical cleaners for lemon juice, hot H2O, vinegar, borax, and baking soda.