Typical hazardous wastes from residential sources

Posted: Mei 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

Typical hazardous wastes from residential sources

Many of the products used around the home every day such as household cleaners personal products, automotive products, paint products and garden products are toxic and can be hazardous to health and the environment. Typical household hazardous product are identified In table below. These product are of concern owing to their corrosive, flammable, irritant and poisonous properties.

PRODUCT CONCERN DISPOSAL
Household cleaner
  • Abrasive scouring powders
Corrosive Hazardous waste facility
  • Aerosol
Flammable Hazardous waste facility
  • Ammonia and ammonia based cleaner
Corrosive Hazardous waste facility or dilute small amounts
  • Chlorine bleach
Corrosive Hazardous waste facility or dilute small amounts
  • Drain openers
Corrosive Hazardous waste facility
  • Furniture polish
Flammable Hazardous waste facility
  • Glass cleaners
Irritant Dilute small amounts
  • Outdated medicines
Hazardous to others in family Dilute small amounts and flush down toilet
  • Oven cleaner
Corrosive Hazardous waste facility
  • Shoe polish
Flammable Hazardous waste facility
  • Silver polish
Flammable Hazardous waste facility
  • Spot remover
Flammable Hazardous waste facility
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
Corrosive Hazardous waste facility
  • Upholseltery and carpet cleaner
Flammable and or corrsive Hazardous waste facility
Personal care products
  • Hair waving lotions
Poison Dilute small amounts and flush down toilet
  • Medicated shampoos
Poison Dilute small amounts and flush down toilet
  • Nail polish remover
Poison, flammable Hazardous waste facility
  • Rubbing alcohol
Poison Dilute small amounts and flush down toilet
Automotive products
  • Antifreeze
Poison Hazardous waste facility
  • Brake and transmission fluid
Flammable Hazardous waste facility
  • Car batteries
Corrosive Recycling center/repair
  • Diesel fuel
Flammable Recycling center/repair
  • Kerosene
Flammable, posion Recycling center/repair
  • Waste oil
Flammable Recycling center
Paint products
Enamel, oil-based, latex or water-based paints Flammable Donate or hazardous waste facility
Paint solvents and thinners Flammable Reuse or hazardous waste facility
Miscellaneous products
Batteries Corrosive Recycling center or hazardous waste facility
Photographic chemicals Corrosive, poison Hazardous waste facility or donate to photo shop
Pool acids and chlorine Corrosive Hazardous waste facility
Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers including garden insecticides ant and roach killers, weed killers, etc. Poison: some are flammable Hazardous waste facility or county department of agriculture
Chemical fertilizers Poison Hazardous waste facility or county department of agriculture
Houseplant insecticide Poison Hazardous waste facility

Source : George Tchobanoglous, Hilary Theisen, Samuel Vigil,  Integrated solid waste management, McGraw-Hill, Inc.1993(p:104-105)

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