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Household Hazardous Materials
Cleaners, chemicals and fertilizers are dangerous!  Dispose of them properly for your environment!

WHAT IS COLLECTED?

WHAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE?

HOW DO I GET THEM TO THE COLLECTION?

WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE COLLECTION SITE?

 

WHAT IS COLLECTED?

Household Maintenance Products - oil paints, latex paints, stains, wood sealers, thinners solvents, adhesives, glues,

Automotive Products - gasoline and other fuels, auto batteries, car waxes, oil and gasoline mixtures, brake fluid, fuel additives

Lawn & Garden Products - insecticides, weed killers, pesticides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals

Miscellaneous Products - photofinishing supplies, chemistry sets, charcoal fluid, household batteries

Fat, Oil & Grease - large quantities of household fat, oil or grease accumulated from cooking, frying and general food preparation purposes. Minimum 5 gallons collected. (Smaller quantities can be bagged and disposed of with the regular household waste.) Residentially generated fryer oil is collected through Household Hazardous Waste program. Vegetable and peanut oils are not hazardous  waste.  However, they are liquids and should not be discarded in volume commingled with other solid wastes. 


WHAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE?

  • Asbestos (Call VPPSA ahead for special arrangements)
     
  • Large quantities of unknown materials
     
  • Household garbage and trash
     
  • Business or medical wastes
     
  • Explosives, compressed gas cylinders
     
  • Smoke alarms or other radioactive products

If you have any of these items, call your local collection facility coordinator to find out where they can be properly disposed.

 

 

HOW DO I GET THEM TO THE COLLECTION?

Transporting Your Materials
Keep chemicals in their original containers. Check to make sure lids are tight. Place chemicals in a sturdy cardboard box (boxes with dividers work well). If a container is leaking, pack it in a larger container and use cat litter or another absorbent material such as newspaper to soak up leaks.

Place chemicals that react with each other in different boxes.
For example, bleach and ammonia should be placed in separate boxes.

Put chemicals in the trunk or rear of your vehicle just before you come to the site. Don't leave them in a closed car for a long time prior to the collection. Vapors and gases can be released and heat from sunny windows can expand containers.


NEVER SMOKE AROUND CHEMICALS

 

 

WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE COLLECTION SITE?


As you drive up to the collection site, you will be greeted by a collection official who will ask a few survey questions. Have your driver's license handy (or other valid identification) as proof of residency.

The collection official will directed you to an unloading area. Please follow directions and stay in your vehicle, unless you are asked to step out to open your trunk.

Site workers will examine your materials and determine the proper packaging for transport and disposal of your chemicals.

Once the chemicals have been removed from your vehicle, please wait to receive the go-ahead to leave.

Thank you for disposing of
your chemicals properly!

 

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