What are Household Hazardous Wastes Found in Homes?
· Gasoline · Antifreeze · Photographic Chemicals · Oil-Based Paints
· Drain Cleaners · Pesticides · Furniture Strippers · Oven Cleaners
· Disinfectants · Kerosene · Spot Removers · Used Motor Oil
· Auto Batteries · Other Items
Why Should I be Concerned?
People are often unaware of the potential dangers of carelessly storing and disposing of common household products. Some products can injure you, your family, or your pets; damage the environment; or contaminate drinking water supplies.
What Should I Do?
Bring your household hazardous waste to your community’s household hazardous waste collection day.
Your community, with funding assistance from NH Department of Environmental Services (DES), pays for this event.
The State of New Hampshire Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events are scheduled in many communities throughout the year. Please visit http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/p2au/pps/hhwp/index.htmto find collection dates in your area.
All dates and times scheduled are subject to change so be sure to confirm the date and time by calling the contact number listed for your town. Remember, there are limits on what you can bring and how much. For complete information, you should receive a mailing from your municipality.