Many of the cleaning products and other liquids that are used in our homes contain hazardous chemicals and should not be disposed of by pouring them down the drain or throwing the bottle into the trash. Instead, these hazardous chemicals should be taken to your local recycling center on one of their hazardous waste collection days and they will recycle or dispose of the waste in a safe manner.
- Paint thinner and Turpentine
- Lighter fluid
- Photographic development chemicals
- Rodent poison
- Drain cleaners
- Household cleaning solutions: oven cleaners, bathroom cleaners, furniture polish, stain removers.
- Carpet cleaners
- Mercury thermometers
- Floor wax
- Rust removers
- Driveway sealants
Consult your county recycling website for more information on their hazardous waste collections.
Paint Recycling for Businesses
If you run a business that has unwanted paint in storage and you wish to give this paint away to clear space in your warehouse then contact the National Council on Paint Disposition (NCPD) and they will be happy to take the paint from you, allowing you to avoid the disposal fees charged for hazardous waste disposal.
National Council on Paint Disposition, Inc.
PO Box 74
For more information go to the NCPD website.
Free Paint for Charity Organizations
The NCPD collects unwanted paint from businesses and then gives it away to charity groups that require paint for their projects. Charity organizations can register with the NCPD for free, to request paint for their work. Click here, for more details.