What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Any household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be household hazardous waste (HHW). Products, such as paints, cleaners, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients which require special care when you dispose of them.

Why are these products a problem?

These products can be harmful to you and can potentially contaminate the water supply.

Best ways to protect yourself and others...

Safety and Managing Household Hazardous Waste

There are many non-toxic alternatives...

These and many more alternatives can be found at NYS DEC website or Household Hazards: A Guide to Detoxifying Your Home, published by the League of Woman Voters of Albany County, New York

For more information on managing and minimizing your Household Hazardous Waste

Visit www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/

DEC Division of Materials Management Bureau of waste reduction & recycling
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233-7253
(518)402-8706

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