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Household Hazardous Waste

How does a Household Hazardous Waste Roundup Work?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any product labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant. HHW should never be thrown into your household garbage, toilets or sinks. It is also illegal to dump HHW on the ground or pour them down the storm drains. Pharmaceutical drugs given to people and pets also constitute a newly discovered class of HHW. As a result, they have to be given special consideration when being disposed.

HHW can seep into the ground water, waterways and oceans. This causes contamination of our drinking water, beach closures and poses health hazards to swimmers . Help keep La Verne clean by taking your HHW to a free HHW round-up. For a list of up coming round-ups click on to http://ladpw.org/general/enotify/Calendar_Template/Calendar.aspx

The cathode ray tubes found in your color monitors and color televisions are considered to be hazardous waste. They should be disposed of at a HHW collection event.

Some common household cleaning products can cause contamination of our water, air pollution and be hazardous to small children and pets. When purchasing cleaning products, remember to carefully read the label and look for words such as: Caution, Danger or Warning. Many common household cleaning products are considered hazardous and should be disposed of at a HHW event. Safer alternatives exist for common chemical cleaners such as vinegar and baking soda.

 

EXAMPLES OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ITEMS INCLUDE:

AUTOMOTIVE FLUIDS & BATTERIES

  • Used motor oil and filters
  • Gasoline and diesel fuel
  • Kerosene
  • Auto body repair products
  • Windshield washer solution
  • Antifreeze
  • Brake and transmission fluid
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Metal polish with solvent
  • Other automotive products

HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS

  • Ammonia based cleaners
  • Oven and drain cleaners
  • Floor care products
  • Aerosol cleaners
  • Window cleaners
  • Furniture polish
  • Metal polishers and cleaners
  • Tub, tile and toilet bowl cleaners

LAWN GARDEN CARE PRODUCTS

  • Bug Spray
  • Fertilizer
  • Pesticide/Insecticide
  • Fungicide
  • Herbicide
  • Weed Killer

PAINT & PAINT RELATED PRODUCTS

  • Latex/water-based paint
  • Oil-based paint
  • Turpentine paint stripper
  • Rust remover
  • Paint Thinner
  • Varnish
  • Other paint products 

BEAUTY PRODUCTS AND MEDICINES

  • Alcohol based lotions
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Expired Medicine
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover
  • Hair relaxers, dyes & permanents
  • Products in aerosol cans

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Fluorescent lights
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Lighter fluid
  • Shoe polish
  • Fiberglass epoxy
  • Swimming pool chemicals