Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Events

 

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Any potentially dangerous waste material generated in a household, including:

• Paints/stains
• Cleaners/degreasers
• Fluorescent tubes/bulbs
• Batteries
• Herbicides/insecticides
• Antifreeze
• Thinners/solvents
• Photographic chemicals
• Fertilizers/pesticides*
• Other hazardous products
labeled flammable, toxic,
poison, danger, warning
or caution

The above items are accepted at Republic's Household Hazardous Waste Events

Aug. 8 and Nov. 14:

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

110 NE Walnut Blvd (enter from Belvue St.)

Hazardous Waste Source Reduction around the Home

Drain Cleaner Use a plunger or plumber's snake.
Glass Cleaner Mix one tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in one quart of water.
Spray on and use newspaper to dry.
Furniture Polish Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice in one pint of mineral or vegetable oil
and wipe furniture.
Rug Deodorizer Liberally sprinkle carpets with baking soda. Wait at least 15 minutes
and vacuum. Repeat if necessary.
Silver Polish Boil two to three inches of water in a shallow pan with one teaspoon of salt,
one teaspoon of baking soda and a sheet of aluminum foil. Totally
submerge silver and boil for two to three more minutes. Wipe away
tarnish and repeat if necessary.
Mothballs Use cedar chips, lavender flowers, rosemary, mints or white peppercorns.

Source: EPA Household Hazardous Waste