How to Dispose of Hazardous Household Waste

Posted by on August 20, 2013

Last weekend while doing a bit of straightening up in the garage, I came across a couple of items gathering dust simply because I didn’t know how to dispose of them: three long fluorescent tube light bulbs and a battery pack from a defunct drill.

I knew I wasn’t supposed to just chuck them into the bin, but I’d put off doing the research to learn how to recycle or properly dispose of them.

I figured other people probably had the same question, so here’s a handy infographic that highlights some of the most common household items that need special attention–things that are considered “hazardous household waste.”  Since many of these items may be taken to the same place for disposal, such as your local home improvement center, designate a bin or a space in the garage for such items, and take them in the next time you need something from the store.

Be sure to bookmark this post or pin the graphic to one of your Pinterest boards so you’re sure to come back to it the next time you’ve got an aerosol can or an armful of VHS tapes to toss.

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