Common Household Toxics
Common household items such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides contain hazardous components. Although we cannot completely stop using hazardous products, we can make sure that leftovers are managed properly. The best way to handle household hazardous waste is to give leftovers to someone else to use.
Many communities have set up collection programs to keep hazardous products out of landfills and combustors. More than 3,000 HHW collection programs exist in the United States. Utah, however, offers just a few of these programs. Check your area landfill, transfer station or County health department to find out more about HHW.
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