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What is Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is material that is not accepted in the curbside collection program and requires an alternative method of disposal.

Some Materials that are classified as Hazardous Waste are:

  • Corrosives - Batteries, auto batteries, bleach and drain cleaners
  • Toxic Materials - Adhesives, ammonia, antifreeze, cleaning fluids, disinfectants, photographic chemicals, rat poisons, solvents, wood preservatives and fire extinguisher contents.
  • Flammable Products - Barbecue starters, compressed gas cylinders, gasoline, lighter fluid, paints and stains, propane tanks, turpentine and motor oil.
  • Reactive Materials - Aerosol cans, pool chemicals.

Please click HERE to learn more about what items classify