Keep hazardous household waste items together in one spot, so that they are ready to go when your community has its local "drop off day". The garage is the best spot for this.

16 Ways to Organize Your Recycling

Collect hazardous materials (batteries, light bulbs, aerosol containers, etc.) in one container until you have enough to make a special trip to properly dispose of them.

How to dispose of household hazardous waste

Hazardous waste is unwanted material or products that can cause illness or death to people, plants and animals. Correct dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) is important to prevent the.

How am I supposed to dispose of old paint?:  "Check with your municipal solid waste department about HHW collection days, when and if you can take paint to a drop-off site. Sometimes... there are scheduled pick-ups. Be sure not to combine latex/water base and enamel/oil base paints- they have to be recycled separately. For more detailed information about recycling paint, call 1-800-clean-up or see the Earth911 paintwise portal.  For more on household hazardous waste, see the EPA's web page."

Slide a rubber band over an open paint can, then gently wipe the bottom of the brush against the band each time you dip. No more paint dripping down the sides of the can!

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The proper way to cleanup and dispose of broken CFL light bulbs

Owning a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where over 10,000 tons of recyclable material is processed monthly  *Purchasing the first Bollegraaf Sorting Machine for MRF in the Kansas City region, allowing for single-stream recycling collection    *Funded the Johnson County Household Hazardous Waste drop off area since 1993  *Using a water-efficient truck washing system with 90% reclaimed water  *Incorporating waste minimization programs to encourage recycling

Owning a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where over 10,000 tons of recyclable material is processed monthly *Purchasing the first Bollegraaf Sorting Machine for MRF in the Kansas City region, allowing for single-stream recycling collection *Funded the Johnson County Household Hazardous Waste drop off area since 1993 *Using a water-efficient truck washing system with 90% reclaimed water *Incorporating waste minimization programs to encourage recycling

Where does your trash go? Let's be #waste wise and make sure we are correctly #recycling scrap metals, electronics, and house hold hazardous waste. More information on #recycling these items in Central #Virginia can be found on our #CVWMA website http://cvwma.com/programs/other-cvwma-programs-2/

Where does your trash go? Let's be wise and make sure we are correctly…

Household Hazardous Waste Collection   #6 by City of Stillwater, via Flickr

Household Hazardous Waste Collection #6 by City of Stillwater, via Flickr

HHW

Union County Sponsors Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Scotch Plains, August 4

After Katrina: Haz-Mat suits

After Katrina: Haz-Mat suits

Reduce your household hazardous waste and make your home both clean and toxic-free with the tips found in this book.

Reduce your household hazardous waste and make your home both clean and toxic-free with the tips found in this book.

Make sure to use of your local transfer station in and keep an ear our for local HHW events in Central Virginia where you can properly dispose of House Hold Hazardous Waste. You can find more information on these events on #CVWMA's website: http://cvwma.com/programs/other-cvwma-programs-2/

Make sure to use of your local transfer station in and keep an ear our for local HHW events in Central Virginia where you can properly dispose of House Hold Hazardous Waste. You can find more information on these events on #CVWMA's website: http://cvwma.com/programs/other-cvwma-programs-2/

EPA Clean up efforts

EPA enforces a variety of environmental requirements related to pollution by waste and chemicals

Versailles Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Event

Versailles Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Event

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