Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers HHW to be "some leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic as household hazardous waste. Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides can contain hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them."

Risks Associated with Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste that is improperly managed can pose a serious threat to humans, animals, and the environment.