By Craig Schill
What Materials are "Hazardous Materials?"
There are more hazardous materials in your home than you might think. Just because an item doesn't require a sealed suit to be handled doesn't mean it couldn't be potentially harmful or dangerous if disposed of improperly. Key words that identify household hazardous waste include:
Some examples of hazardous materials you might find in your home on any given day include:
Because of the dangers posed by hazardous materials, it is best to store them in proper containers and to dispose of them as intended. This prevents leakage into the environment and keeps you and your family safe.
Why Should I Properly Dispose of My Hazardous Waste?
Photos courtesy of Carolyn McIntyre.