What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be "household hazardous waste" or "HHW." Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.
Improper disposal of household hazardous wastes can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.
Additional HHW services may be available through your City. Contact your City’s Recycling Coordinator to find out other ways to dispose of your household hazardous waste items in your community.
What to bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
Lawn and Garden Products
| Workshop/Painting Supplies
Adhesives and glues
Fixatives and other solvents
Oil or enamel-based paint
Paint strippers and removers
Paint thinners and turpentine
Stains and finishes
Compact Fluorescent Tubes
Fluorescent light bulbs
Mercury thermostats or
Sharps (hypodermic needles, pen
needles, intravenous needles,
Air conditioning refrigerants
Carburetor and fuel injection cleaners
Transmission and brake fluid
Ant sprays and baits
Cockroach sprays and baits
Flea repellents and shampoos
Mouse and rat poisons and baits
|Other Flammable Products
CO2 cartridges (lecture bottle or smaller)
Fire Extinguishers under 40 lbs.
Home heating oil
Propane tanks (5-gallon or smaller)
Blood glucose monitors (sterilized)
Computer monitors (CRTs & flat
Copiers (home use, desktop)
Display boards on exercise equipment
Hand-held electronic devices
Home-use medical monitors
I-Pods & MP3 players*
Microwave ovens (home use)
*Remove data before disposal.
|Programmable kitchen appliances
Radios of all types (car & home)
Stereos (no speakers)
Telephones & answering machines
Televisions (CRTs & flat screens)
Video game consoles & accessories
HHW Collection Centers cannot accept the following items:
|High-pressure cylinders (acetylene,
oxygen, air tanks—SCUBA or SCBA)
Visit www.oclandfills.com for disposal information of these items.