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PROPER DISPOSAL OF
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

Are you unsure if the item you need to dispose of is Household Hazardous Waste?  Here is a good "Rule of Thumb".  If the product has a warning label then it should be disposed of at a Household Hazardous Waste facility.  If you are still unsure about the product or if the label can't be read, call the IWMA hotline at (800) 400-0811.

Below is a list of some common household items and how to properly dispose of the product.  If you are unsure how to dispose of your product or have any questions, call the IWMA hotline at (800) 400-0811.

 

Household Hazardous Waste

Proper Disposal

aerosol spray cans - empty

put in trash
aerosol spray cans - partially full take to HHW drop off facility
air conditioning freon take to HHW drop off facility
ammonia based cleaners take to HHW drop off facility
ammunition  
batteries, all household/alkaline  
batteries, button or hearing aide  
batteries, Nickel Cadmium  
bug spray, bug killer, bug powder, and any other insecticide take to HHW drop off facility
cell phones & telephones  
chemical fertilizers take to HHW drop off facility
computers & printers  
disinfectants take to HHW drop off facility
drain cleaners take to HHW drop off facility
flea repellant, powder and/or spray take to HHW drop off facility
floor and furniture polish take to HHW drop off facility
fluorescent bulbs & tubes  
glue (if solvent based), epoxy take to HHW drop off facility
kerosene or lamp oil take to HHW drop off facility
lighter fluid take to HHW drop off facility
medical waste  
metal polish take to HHW drop off facility
microwave ovens
moth balls take to HHW drop off facility
oven cleaner take to HHW drop off facility
nail polish remover take to HHW drop off facility
paint cans, empty put in trash
paint cans, partially full take to HHW drop off facility
paint, oil take to HHW drop off facility
paint, latex based
paint thinner, stripper, etc. take to HHW drop off facility
p. c. monitors  
photographic fixer take to HHW drop off facility
photographic developer take to HHW drop off facility
pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, etc.) take to HHW drop off facility
pesticide container, empty put in trash
poisons (rat, mice, slug, bug, etc.) take to HHW drop off facility
pool chemicals, acid take to HHW drop off facility
propane, nonrefillable cylinders take to HHW drop off facility
printers & computers  
rust remover take to HHW drop off facility
shoe polish dye take to HHW drop off facility
smoke alarms/detectors take to HHW drop off facility
spot remover, rug cleaner take to HHW drop off facility
telephones & cell phones  
televisions  
thermometer, broken mercury take to HHW drop off facility
thermostats
VCRs  
weed killer, weed spray, and any other herbicide take to HHW drop off facility
wine bottle lead foil put in trash
 

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