Harmful Household Products

Household Chemicals and Highly Corrosive Liquids

Some household and gardening products are toxic and require careful disposal. This can include:

  • Cleaning products and disinfectants
  • Cosmetic products (nail polish, hair dye)
  • Detergents and bleach
  • Drain cleaners
  • Furniture and floor polish
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Oven cleaner
  • Pest control products and bug spray

"DANGER - Corrosive" and "DANGER - Flammable"

Check bottle or container. For products labeled "DANGER - Corrosive" or "DANGER - Flammable": 

  • Do not pour down the drain or toilet.
  • Dry out any remaining product with kitty litter, newspaper, or other absorbent material, and place in trash.
  • Double-bag the empty container and mark it, "Danger–not for recycling," then place in regular trash.

Other Household Chemicals

For other household chemicals not labeled "DANGER - Corrosive" or "DANGER - Flammable":

  • Do not pour down the drain or toilet.
  • Use up the product and dry out any remaining liquid with kitty litter, newspaper, or other absorbent material. 
  • Recycle the empty container with your metal, glass, and plastic. 

You can also bring household chemicals to an upcoming SAFE Disposal Event.


Latex, Non-latex, and Spray Paint

Check your local retailer for take-back programs. Visit PaintCare for convenient drop-off and pickup options. 

Otherwise, bring to a Special Waste Drop-Off Site or SAFE Disposal Event

For small amounts of paint: let dry, or use kitty litter, newspaper, or other absorbent material to soak up paint and place in trash. 

Empty and dry paint cans: set out with your recycling the night before your regular recycling collection day. 
Tubes are not recyclable — place in trash.