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Household Chemicals

Every day you use chemicals in and around your home that can be hazardous to your family, pets and the wildlife.  It is important to dispose of these chemicals properly to ensure they don't pollute our environment.

Products that are labeled as poisonous, toxic, corrosive, volatile, flammable, combustible, or explosive or those that have alerts such as danger, caution or warning; indicate they contain chemicals that are hazardous.  

Some examples include:

  • Paint, stains, and sealers
  • Paint stripper and paint thinners
  • Motor oil, antifreeze and vehicle fluids
  • Cleaning agents
  • Rust removers
  • Drain and oven cleaner
  • Wood preservatives
  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides
  • Gasoline, kerosene and propane
  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats
  • Florescent bulbs
  • Pool chemicals
  • Batteries

What Can You Do?

How you dispose of everyday household chemicals can impact water quality. Be the solution to water pollution by following these tips. 

If you have leftover hazardous household chemicals, recycle and dispose of products properly. Visit Earth911 to locate a local recycling center near you to properly dispose of these items.