Most household chemicals are hazardous and improper disposal is a growing problem. It’s extremely important that we all know how to identify which products are hazardous and dispose of them properly.

Each year, we participate in a regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day where residents can bring unwanted household chemicals for safe disposal.

Household chemicals that require proper disposal

FROM THE YARD
Fertilizer with pesticides
Fungicide
Insect Spray
Lighter Fluid
Pest strips/traps
Pesticides
Poisons
Pool Chemicals

FROM THE HOUSE
Bathroom cleaner
Disinfectants
Furniture polish
Metal polish
Mothballs
Oven cleaner
Photo chemicals
Rug cleaner
Wood stripper

FROM THE GARAGE
Acids
Car waxes/polish
Creosote
Driveway sealers/tar
Flea powder
Gasoline
Radiator flush
Roofing tar

FROM THE WORKBENCH
Brush Cleaner
Corrosives
Lead and oil based paint/stain/finish
Rust Preventative
Solvents
Thinner/turpentine
Wood preservatives


What not to bring to Hazardous Waste Collection Day

  • Do not bring EXPLOSIVES or ASBESTOS.
  • LATEX PAINT is actually not hazardous! Learn how to dispose of latex paint on our Transfer Station page.
  • ANTIFREEZE and OIL (new or used) will not be accepted
  • EMPTY CONTAINERS are not hazardous! You can place them right in your regular trash.

2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Saturday, August 26, 2017
8:30am – 12:30pm
Dover Community Services Garage
271 Mast Road, (603) 516-6073