septic tank cleaners
nail polish remover
toilet bowl cleaners
tub & tile cleaners
glues & cements
paints & stains
stain & varnish removers
turpentine & paint removers
varnish wood sealers
car & truck batteries
1. IDENTIFY THEM: Look for the following words and phrases on labels:
WARNING * CAUTION * DANGER
Flammable, Volatile, Toxic, Corrosive, Caustic, Reactive, Poison, Contains Phosphates, Eye Irritant, Harmful if Swallowed, Do Not Mix, Wear Rubber Gloves.
2. USE UP ENTIRELY: Always read labels and follow directions carefully. If you can't use a product up, try to find a neighbor, friend, or community organization that can.
3. STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE: Between collection events or trips to the recycling center, keep all hazardous products in original containers with lids fastened securely. Do not mix, combine, or consolidate them.
4. RECYCLE OR TAKE TO COLLECTION SITE: Never throw hazardous products away with your regular trash. Motor oil, brake and transmission fluid, antifreeze, and car batteries can be recycled at most service stations.
5. USE ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE PRODUCTS: Use latex paints instead of oil based paints. Look for products that say: Environmentally safe, Biodegradable, Contains no phosphorous, Non-toxic, or Non-corrosive.
6. DON'T LET PRODUCTS GO TO WASTE: Buy only what is needed to do the job. Avoid over-purchasing with the thought that it can used later.