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Oregon's

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Oregon's Waste Reduction Assistance Program (Use Your Browser's Back Arrow to Return) CHEMICAL HAZARDS IN THE HOME


If you use household products, there probably is hazardous waste around your home. This guide will tell you where that waste is. What it is. And how to properly use it and safely dispose of it.

One note: A quick way to identify a hazardous household product is to check the label. If the words

flammable, caustic, corrosive, caution, danger, warning, or poison appear anywhere on the label, be careful! Read all the instructions for proper handling.

Another note: Disposal methods recommended in this brochure are for household quantities only.

Kitchen

 

Garage


Aluminum cleaners
 
Antifreeze
Ammonia-based cleaners   Automatic transmission fluid
Bug sprays   Auto body repair products
Drain cleaners   Battery acid (or battery)
Floor care products   Brake fluid
Furniture polish   Car wax with solvent
Metal polish   Diesel fuel
Window cleaners   Fuel oils
Oven cleaners (lye base)   Gasoline

Workshop

  Kerosene
Paint brush cleaners with solvent   Metal polish with solvent
Paint brush cleaners with TSP   n Motor oil
Cutting oils   Other oils
Glue (solvent base)   Windshield wiper solution
Glue (water base)    
Paint - without mercury or lead (dry out first)  

Miscellaneous

Paint - all others   Ammunition (call local police or fire department)
Paint thinners and strippers   Artists' paints, mediums
Paint strippers (lye base)   Aerosol cans
Primers   Fiberglass epoxy
Rust removers   Gun cleaning solvents
Turpentine   Lighter fluid
Varnish   Mercury batteries
Wood preservatives   Moth balls

Bathroom

  Smoke detectors
Alcohol-based lotions (aftershaves, perfumes, etc.)   Photographic chemicals (unmixed)
Bathroom cleaners   Photographic chemicals (mixed and properly diluted)
Depilatories   Shoe polish
Disinfectants   Swimming pool/spa chemicals
Permanent lotions    
Hair relaxers  

The Garden

Medicine (expired)   Herbicides (weed killers)
Nail polish   Insecticides (bug killers)
Nail polish remover   Fungicides
Toilet bowl cleaners   Rodenticides (i.e., rat poison)
Tub and tile cleaners   Fertilizers or "Weed & Feed"

LEGEND:

Flush down drain with lots of water (unless you n Recycle

have a septic tank then follow ). Use, or give to someone who can.

Place in trash. Give to household hazardous waste collection site.

For more information, call your garbage hauler, your local government solid waste department, or the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality at 229-5913 or toll-free 1-800-452-4011. If you live in the Portland area, call Metro, 224-5555. Ask for "household hazardous waste" information.


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