Household Hazardous Waste
What is Household Hazardous Waste
Certain materials are classified as household hazardous waste. These include materials such as motor oil, paints, pesticides, household chemicals, and fertilizers. These materials are extremely dangerous to the environment and cannot be placed in your regular trash receptacles. For information on disposing of these materials please call Virgin Valley Disposal.
Even though many of these products can be purchased at your local store, they can still be harmful to you, your family and the environment. To identify these products, check the label on the container for keywords, such as…
Household Hazardous Waste includes:
It is illegal to dispose of House Hold Hazardous Waste in your garbage or recycling container. It must be taken to a licensed facility for treatment and recycling.
Disposing of household hazardous waste in your trash or dumping them down the storm drains or into sewer and septic systems can be dangerous to your health, the health of others and the environment. Thrown into your trash can, they can pose a threat to refuse collectors, workers and others. Dumped onto the ground or street, these type of materials can be consumed by pets which can lead to death or serious harm
Where can I take my Household Hazardous Waste?
How to reduce and help the accumulation of Household Hazardous Waste: