Did you know that in many states and municipalities across the country, it’s illegal to discard household hazardous waste into your regular trash? A tiny AA battery may seem harmless; however, as part of the 4 million pounds of household hazardous waste that Americans generate every day, the battery is part of a potent mix that can create lasting consequences.
The information I’m sending you in this months Item Of Value (Click Here to Download) outlines how to properly dispose of common household hazardous materials to keep your family and community safe. Goods we use every day, including CFL light bulbs and computers, contain harmful chemicals that when released can pollute the air, soil and water.
Since identifying these products can be tricky, page two provides a helpful list of items containing hazardous materials that you may have in your household. Feel free to share this information with your family and friends!
Please call me for more information about household hazardous waste or for a referral to a disposal site.