Household Hazardous Waste
Use it up. For example, extra drain cleaner can be disposed in sanitary sewer drains. Old gasoline can be mixed with new (50/50) and used in yard tools.
Give it to a neighbor or friend to finish up, or donate to a business. For example, a greenhouse or garden club might use unopened pesticide or fertilizer products.
Use common sense. Some items can be safely disposed with household trash, especially if it is dry. Check the label for disposal advice. Empty containers can be disposed with household trash.
Use local businesses to recycle whenever possible. As a last resort, a facility in Columbus is available to accept materials at a cost.
Products that are marked flammable, combustible, ignitable, poisonous, toxic, corrosive or reactive, or that bear the skull and crossbones, can cause injury to waste collectors if not packaged safely. Mixed together, they can cause harmful fumes or even fire. If improperly disposed, they can pollute groundwater or poison wildlife. Extra caution is required in handling these products. The best way to eliminate this problem is to substitute less harmful products that can efficiently do the same job. If you do buy these products, buy only the amount you need, and use all you buy.
READ LABELS - IF YOU CAN'T USE IT ALL OR DISPOSE OF IT IN YOUR TRASH - DON'T BUY IT. IT'S THAT SIMPLE.
store these products in their original containers in a well ventilated area and be alert for leaks. Keep them out of reach of children and pets.
store in food containers or mix different products
pour down storm drains, on ground or flush into septic systems. The old method of keeping dust down by oiling dirt roads pollutes groundwater.
flush different products at the same time. Allow at least an hour between products to avoid harmful gases from forming.
vacuum spilled mercury. Use a wet paper towel, place in a baggie and dispose in your trash. Using a vacuum puts mercury in the air and increases your chance of breathing it.
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