|Items Accepted at Drop-Off Event:||Items NOT Accepted as Hazardous Waste:|
|Aerosol spray paints||Ammunition
|Brake Fluid||Cans of paint
|Fuels (gasoline/lighter fluid, oil/gas mixed)||Biohazard waste
|Nickel-cadmium and NIMH batteries (rechargeable batteries)||Fireworks and flares
|Pool chemicals||Kerosene, diesel fuel, hydraulic fluid
|Stains and sealants|
|Thinners and solvents|
|Household materials marked as "hazardous" or "toxic"||Regular trash
For more information on these and other prescription drug take back programs, please visit the following websites:
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL)
According to the U.S. government Energy Star program, a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) uses 75% less energy and lasts about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb! Part of what makes these bulbs work so efficiently is the small amounts of mercury they contain. This also means that they need to be handled carefully, and like any other potentially hazardous substance in your home, they need to be disposed of outside the regular waste system.
Note: Please don't toss CFL bulbs in your regular household trash!
More detailed information on compact fluorescent light bulbs, including disposal options and what to do if a bulb breaks in your home, can be found at the EPA website.