Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
HHW’s include products that are labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, lubricating, disinfectant, irritant, or dangerous. These products include household cleaning products, make-up, garden care treatments, paints and polishes. HHW’s cannot be thrown away like normal trash for a number of reasons:
Toxic fumescan affect small children and babies because of their small size and rapid development
Disposal workers may be unaware of when HHW is disposed of incorrectly and could potentially be exposed to toxic fumes or chemical spills
Sitting at landfills for extended periods of time, toxic chemicals could leach into the ground and contaminate groundwater and the soil.
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