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How to Properly Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste


Hazardous waste could be found everywhere, and it’s not only huge industries that are guilty of using hazardous materials. Toxic waste can be seen in our homes too. Proper hazardous waste disposal should be observed to protect yourself and the people around you and to keep the environment safe for everyone.

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Manufacturers are required to put a proper label on dangerous products, such as flammable, combustible, poisonous, corrosive, and the like. Examples of household items that are considered hazardous are the following:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Automobile batteries
  • Bleach, drain cleaners, and disinfectants
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Nail polish
  • Needles, syringes, and lancets
  • Non-alkaline batteries
  • Propane or compressed gas cylinders

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), most household products are safe if label directions are properly followed. However, they become harmful if improperly stored and disposed of. Proper disposal may depend on the availability of waste disposal options in the community. Ordinances and rules for landfills may vary from state to state, or even city to city. Some landfills may accept hazardous household waste, and others may not.

What are the recommendations for household-waste management?

Follow the instructions on the label

It is the responsibility of the manufacturers to inform the consumers by indicating the disposal recommendations in their products.

Use of special treatment

Multiple treatment methods can be applied to hazardous waste. It can be chemical, biological, thermal, and physical methods. For the chemical method, oxidation, precipitation, ion exchange, and reduction can be applied. The biological method can also be applied through the process of bioremediation. This process uses hazardous waste to treat previously contaminated land or sites.

Products should be fully used up 

To avoid hazardous waste, make sure products are fully consumed as intended. Do not buy a gallon of paint or cleaner if you only need a quart. Not only will you be protecting the environment, but you’ll also save money. Proper storage and disposal should be observed if you do not intend to use it up.


Recycling helps lessen the overall demand for dangerous household products and the quantity of waste produced. Some potential waste products can be collected and recycled to make them useful again. However, be extra careful in recycling hazardous waste, especially propane tanks. Although they are made of aluminum or steel, which are recyclable, propane tanks cannot be recycled because of the highly flammable propane content.

Use of proper landfills

One of the most effective hazardous waste disposal methods is using secure landfills, which provides 10 feet (3 meters) separation between the base of the landfill and the bedrock. There is a technology used for this method that prevents liquid contaminants from being trapped in the fill, which can cause environmental damage.  

Proper Waste Disposal with College Station Dumpster Rental

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If you are looking for an efficient and budget-friendly waste management solution, College Station Dumpster Rental is the right choice. Getting rid of waste, junk, and construction debris can be challenging. But with us, we will make your life easier by providing a variety of dumpster rental solutions. College Station Dumpster Rental not only offers affordable and hassle-free service but also believes in green energy and recycling. We are a team of pros in the waste management industry with an impeccable reputation not only in College Station but in the surrounding cities and towns. We provide disposal for yard and property waste, construction debris, roofing shingles, residential and commercial clean-out jobs. Our services also include delivery and pick-up of dumpster rentals.

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