Many chemicals used to treat your backyard including pesticides, fertilizers, insecticides and swimming pool chemicals also qualify as household hazardous materials that require special hazardous material disposal. The corrosive materials in used batteries of all types classify them as hazardous, as do the chemicals in a variety of paint products such as spray paint, latex paint, caulk and wood stain and preservative.
Some household products are considered hazardous not due to corrosive chemicals but for other safety reasons. For example, old electronics and related equipment are often classified as household hazardous material, from televisions, computers and cell phones to DVD players, printers and fax machines. Medical waste such as needles and lancets also qualify.
If you’re unsure if something around your home counts as hazardous waste, the experts at Axis Response Group can help you correctly classify the item and determine the correct steps for safe disposal.