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Household
Hazardous Waste

Paint and solvents are common household hazards Many of the products used around the home, such as paints, cleaners, and pesticides, are dangerous and poisonous. These products are not only dangerous in the house, but if they are not disposed of correctly, they can cause pollution and harm fish, wildlife, and people. Learn how to handle and dispose of household hazards safely.

How to identify hazardous household products
Learn what make household products dangerous and how to stay safe.

What can I do about hazardous waste?
Do you know how to reduce the amount of hazardous waste you make?

Safer alternatives for hazardous products
Did you know you can use club soda to clean rugs or upholstery?

Where can I go for more info?
School & Youth pages at the Hazardous Waste Management Program

Updated: Jan. 1, 1999

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