How to dispose of household hazardous waste

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Blog, Earth Detox, Environmental Issues, health, RECENT POSTS | Comments


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“Household hazardous waste (HHW) can cause illness or death to people, plants, and animals. It can contaminate our bodies, homes, and the environment.

HHW includes hair colouring, car wax, nail polish remover, rechargeable batteries, and shoe polish. Most household cleaners are also HHW, including abrasive and all-purpose cleaners, aerosol air fresheners, bleach, disinfectants, drain cleaners, fabric softeners, and glass and toilet cleaners.

If you have these chemicals in your home, you’ll want to dispose of them correctly. This will ensure waste workers are not at risk of inhaling toxic substances and reduce the chance of fires or explosions. Never pour or flush HHW down the drain. Not only will this contaminate our waterways and oceans, it can corrode plumbing and cause septic system failure.

Each Canadian province has a HHW collection program to help you dispose of these chemicals with minimal environmental impact. Search your city website for”…   To read more click here

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