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How to Safely Segregate and Store Household Hazardous Waste

Municipal waste collection services and landfill sites have restrictions on acceptable waste. But, household owners use hazardous materials as part of their normal daily lives. Landfills won’t accept products like paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides. Most hazardous products feature clear warning labels such as CAUTION, FLAMMABLE, TOXIC, etc. Educating communities about reducing their use […]

Safe Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach) Storage Solutions

Sodium hypochlorite is an oxidizing agent. When dissolved in water, it is commonly known as bleach. It is a colorless or pale yellow watery liquid. People easily recognize its smell, which is like chlorine. What is Sodium Hypochlorite Used For? In health applications, sodium hypochlorite acts as an antiseptic. Doctors use it in surgical procedures […]

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site – US Chemical Storage

Household Hazardous Waste Buildings by US Chemical Storage What is Household Hazardous Waste? Household hazardous waste (HHW) is considered unused, used, discarded, or leftover products that are used in any household, which contain toxic substances. Any container that is labeled caution, poisonous, flammable, toxic, corrosive, explosive, and reactive is considered hazardous. These types of wastes […]

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Household Hazardous Waste Facility for a Cleaner and Safer Environment

Stay Safe And Dispose Wastes Compliantly With A Household Hazardous Waste Facility The EPA considers household hazardous waste (HHW) “leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients… Products such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides” as well as herbicides and poisons. Improper disposal of these items include pouring them down the […]

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Wake County, NC completes household hazardous waste disposal

What is Household Hazardous Waste? Household hazardous waste (HHW), according to the EPA is defined as, “Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients… Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them”. Household hazardous waste can cause hazardous […]