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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Consists of materials that pose potential threats to the environment and people, examples:

Household Hazardous Waste:  This type of waste DOES NOT belong in the trash and must be disposed of separately and properly.

Sharps Disposal:  Sharps are needles, lancets and any tool or device that is used to puncture the skin. These devices are biohazards and MUST NOT be tossed into the trash. Since September 2008, it has been illegal to dispose of home generated sharps in the trash or recycling containers. You may take your sharps in a heavy-duty puncture resistant container with a tight fitting lid, such as a plastic milk jug, to any household hazardous waste round-up for collection or contact

Fluorescent Light Disposal:

Fluorescent light tubes and curly bulbs contain traces of mercury that can hazardous. DO NOT discard in trash. They must be taken to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center or some authorized recycling programs. Also, many hardware retail stores offer fluorescent take-back programs; such as Lowe's, Home Depot, or Orchard Supply Hardware.

Disposal of Medication

Most expired and unused medicines used in a home are not considered hazardous waste. Although the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will accept medications, they can also be disposed of in the trash after being secured in durable packaging.




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