Household Hazardous Waste. A product that is discarded from a home or a similar source that is either ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic (e.g. used motor oil, oil-based paint, auto batteries, gasoline, pesticides, etc.).
Household Hazardous Waste. A wide range of household products, including pesticides and herbicides, oil-based paints and stains, automobile fluids (antifreeze, motor oil, transmission, steering and brake fluids, gasoline), batteries (automotive and household), pool chemicals, hobby chemicals, darkroom chemicals, and small quantities of asbestos, which have the characteristics of hazardous waste when discarded. Federal law specifically exempts household hazardous waste from regulation. Nevertheless, some local and state governments have implemented programs to educate the public about household hazardous waste and to operate waste collection programs.
An important component of the hazardous waste problem in the United States.
Household hazardous waste. Household waste that exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste (ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity).
Household hazardous waste. materials including used oil filters, oil, paint, antifreeze, batteries, propane tanks, pesticides, household cleaners, pool chemicals and sharps/needles. These items cannot be put into the trash bin and may be taken to a county collection center for safe disposal. We can't simply throw these items away like other household trash because if they are buried in landfill, they could potentially contaminate our groundwater with harmful ingredients. The same goes for dumping them in the storm drains or sewers - storm drains go directly to the ocean, leading to contamination of our coastal waters, and our sewer systems contain beneficial bacteria that treats our sewage, which some of the household wastes could kill.
Household Hazardous Waste. Materials commonly used in and around households that contain toxic substances. These include but are not limited to: cleaning products, paint, antifreeze, motor oil, lead-acid batteries, pesticides, insecticides, hobby and pool chemicals.