Household Chemicals

Common household chemicals are not recyclable and can cause a problem in the waste stream or a fire in the garbage truck.

Household items such as...
household batteries, oven cleaners, toilet cleaners, photographic chemicals, disinfectants, drain cleaners, bleach cleaners, rugs and upholstery cleaners, floor and furniture polish, mothballs, pool chemicals, ammonia-based cleaners, and abrasive cleaners or powders.

Auto products such as...
antifreeze, transmission fluids, brake fluids, used oils, and batteries.

Paints such as...
enamel or oil based paints, latex or water based paints, rust paints, thinners and turpentine, furniture strippers, wood preservatives, stains, and finishes.

Pesticides such as...
fungicides, house plant insecticide, arsenicals, botanicals, carbonates, chlorinated hydrocarbons, flea collars and sprays, roach and ant killers, rat and mouse poisons, herbicides, and organophosphates.

Help stop environmental damage by handling these materials properly. If there are any questions regarding proper disposal of a chemical, please call the Public Works Department at 434-799-5245.