Waste Management

Household Hazardous Waste

HHW.jpgHHW is found under your kitchen sink, in the garage, and in the basement. It's any product that is toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. This includes many products such as household cleaners, oil-based paints, paint thinners, gasoline, and pesticides. (Latex paint can be dried and discarded with regular trash as it is not hazardous. If there's a lot, mix with kitty litter, sawdust, or shredded paper.) There is another section on this site that provides information on household hazardous waste.


Check to see if your town is participating in a HHW collection. They are held throughout the region each year. If your town is not participating, check with the Regional Planning Commission to see if you can come for a fee or to find out where else you can go.