Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household hazardous wastes (HHW) are those wastes produced in our households that are hazardous in nature, but not regulated as hazardous waste under federal and state laws. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic as household hazardous waste.

Examples of hazardous waste are: Driveway Sealant, Flammable Materials, Fluorescent Bulbs, Tube Lights and Lighting Ballasts, Garden Chemicals , Household Cleaners, Mercury Containing Devices and Liquid Mercury, Photographic Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, Rechargeable Batteries, Vehicle Fluids. For disposal information on specific hazardous wastes, type the name in the search tool above.

Alternatives to common household hazardous products

What are the options to manage HHW in York County?

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Click here for information on the postponement of the 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Event