Spring is a good time to clean out and dispose of unused items. Most people unknowingly have a number of household hazardous wastes (chemicals) (HHW)
stored in their homes: in basements and garages, under the kitchen and bathroom sinks, and in tool sheds. Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be "household chemicals (HHW)".
DO NOT pour HHW into sinks or toilets, down storm drains or on the ground. These chemicals can end up in local waterways
and drinking water.
The CVWMA Recycling Wizard
is an easy tool to use when seeking out places in your locality to properly dispose of hazardous chemicals in your home such as oil based paints, stains, antifreeze, degreasers, fuel oil, kerosene, etc.