REDUCE YOUR USE
Household Hazardous Waste
Products, (such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides) that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them. Disposal options include reduction, recycling and lastly disposal. Proper disposal prevents pollution that could endanger human and environmental health.
- Buy products with natural ingredients or better yet make your own non-toxic cleaning solutions.
- Only buy what you will use in a reasonable amount of time.
- Store product according to manufactures directions so it doesn’t get ruined.
Recycle / Disposal
Chemicals, cleaners, oils and other hazardous waste should never be poured down drains (including storm drains), toilets, or on the ground. Federal law allows residents to dispose of hazardous waste in the trash. However, participation in hazardous waste collection events is strongly encouraged. This allows for hazardous materials to be recycled when possible and disposed of safely when recycling isn’t an option.
Any resident of Delaware, Knox, Marion or Morrow counties can participate in any program held by the DKMM District (Delaware, Knox, Marion, and Morrow Counties). For Household Hazardous Waste collection information, please refer this link DKMM HHW Collections. Collections are projected to begin in March of 2024.
For immediate disposal needs, Environmental Enterprises, Inc., 645 East 8th Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43201 is also an option. It is recommended to contact EEI for details on hours and applicable fees at (614) 294-1300.
Alternatives to HHW
- 1/2 tsp. washing soda
- A dab of liquid soap
- 2 cups hot tap water
Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake until the washing soda has dissolved. Apply and wipe off with a sponge.