Household hazardous waste should never be placed in recycling containers. Some of these items can pose a danger to sanitation workers who may unknowingly handle them. If disposed of improperly they will contaminate your land and your neighborhood. Household hazardous waste will also contaminate septic tanks or water treatment facilities if mixed with general trash. It is in Northern Kentucky's best interest to properly dispose of excess, leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste.
Common household hazardous items are:
- Car Batteries
- Rechargeable Batteries
- Fire Extinguishers
- Household Cleaners (Lysol, Clorox, Mr. Clean, etc.)
- Motor Oil
- Prescription Drugs
- Propane Tanks
What you should NOT do with leftover household hazardous waste:
- Do NOT pour any leftover chemicals down the drain
- Do not throw any bottles that contain hazardous liquid in your trash bin (including paint cans)
- Do not empty in a field, a creek or pond, your back yard, or anywhere else.
What to do:
- Follow label directions
- Use what you buy
- Buy only quantities needed. This will reduce waste and save you money!
- If you are unsure contact your county solid waste coordinator. (There is a printable list below)