Repair Don't ReplaceChoosing to repair slightly broken or damaged items is one more way to decrease the amount of trash that ends up in our landfills! »Search RepairSD now
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The improper disposal of hazardous waste creates a very real threat to individuals and the environment. Disposing of incompatible household chemicals in the trash can cause hazardous fumes that can injure your family or your local trash collector. Plus, it is illegal to discard hazardous waste in the regular trash! Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be household hazardous waste. Products, such as paints, batteries, cleaners, oils, pesticides, and even nail polish that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them. So what do you do with these items? Enter the item into the search field above to learn where to dispose of it (if you can't find the item, choose 'other'). More questions? Call us at 1-877-R-1-EARTH.
Home-generated sharps waste should be disposed of properly to protect you and your community. The improper disposal of sharps can cause harm to you, your children, janitors, and waste management and recycling center workers. Further, it is illegal to dispose of home-generated sharps waste in the trash or recycling containers or to flush them down the toilet. Home-generated sharps include hypodermic needles, pen needle, intravenous needles, lancets, and any other devices that are used to penetrate the skin to deliver medication. Sharps waste should be transported to a proper collection center in a rigid, puncture-resistant container with a secure lid. To find a collection center near you, enter needles/sharps and your zip code in the search fields above. For more information, call us at 1-877-R-1-EARTH.