Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
A great opportunity to clean toxic wastes from your
basement, workbench, garage, and cupboards.

Summer 2017

Sat July 22
Sat. August 12
Wed. August 16
Sat. August 26
Sat Sept. 9

All collections run 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Keene Recycling Center, 55 Old Summit Road, Keene

What to Bring

Products marked toxic, poison, corrosive, irritant, hazardous, flammable, danger. If you think it's hazardous, bring it up.
What Not to Bring: empty containers (can be recycled), latex paint, ammunition, fireworks, radioactive materials, makeup&toiletries
Other Information: Containers must be labeled as to their contents. No containers larger than 10
gallons will be accepted.
Collection takes approximately 10 minutes from time of arrival.

DO NOT MIX PRODUCTS!!!
QUESTIONS: Please call 352-5739

WHAT ARE HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD MATERIALS?
Look in any storage cabinet in your home. Do you see products such as paint thinner, spot remover, oven cleaner, furniture polish, drain opener, pool chemicals and hair spray? These products are hazardous because they contain chemicals that are corrosive, explosive, reactive, flammable or toxic.
When you look at these products you might not immediately recognize hazardous products by their name. When you see words like pesticide, acid, fungicide, caustic, herbicide, or solvent, you know they are hazardous. But, sometimes the name may not tell you anything about the product. Read the label, especially the instructions, carefully.
Unfortunately, the absence of these words does not guarantee the product is without hazards. For example, methyl alcohol (found in some glass cleaners) can cause blindness if ingested, but may not require a warning if it makes up less than 4% of a product. Additionally, health effects from long-term exposure may not even be considered in the labeling requirements.