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Household Hazardous Waste - disposal


gasoline, auto battery, and other household hazardous wasteWhat is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any waste generated from the use of a product containing a hazardous material that, if misused or improperly disposed of, could pose a threat to human health or the environment. These threats vary according to specific properties of the product. To identify potentially hazardous products, look for words on the product label such as poison, danger, warning, caution, or flammable. Most household hazardous wastes are generated from one of the following categories:

  • Automotive Products: oil, antifreeze, gasoline, brake and transmission fluid
  • Household Cleaners: oven cleaners, drain cleaners, disinfectants, laundry products
  • Paints and Solvents: latex and oil base paint, thinners, varnishes, wood preservatives
  • Poisons/Pesticides: fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and rodenticides

Some materials may exhibit more than one chemical hazard; for example, they might be flammable and toxic or corrosive and combustible.

Proper Disposal

Free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

If you are a resident of Clark County or one of its cities, you may dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste products at any of the following HHW collection programs. Business-generated hazardous waste will not be accepted.

Curbside Collection
Some Household Hazardous Wastes are collected at Curbside along with recycle materials.

Fixed Collection Facilities

Home Collection
Eligible senior and citizens with disabilities who are unable to transport HHW to a collection site or event may call (360) 397-2121 ext. 4352 to see if they qualify for a free home pick up.

Free Special Waste Collection Events

 

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