Recycling: What Is ‘Hazardous Waste’ Recycle?

In my earlier post, I talked about ‘regular’ recycling that I think most everyone is aware of. In my 5-part series on Home Cleaning Products, I spoke about the hazardous chemicals. Please read the disposal instructions on the back of these containers. These cleaners are also considered hazardous waste and should never be disposed of the same as trash.

This table represents a sample of Acceptable Items for the Midwest City Hazardous Waste site –

Acids, Bases and Corrosives Household Cleaners & Degreasers
Aerosol Cans Propane Tanks – small aerosol size tanks
Antifreeze Paint & Paint Related Materials
Batteries – All sizes & types Pesticides, Herbicides & Fungicides
Fertilizers and Oxidizers Printer Cartridges *
Flammable Solids & Liquids Used Oil & Oil Filters
Fluorescent Bulbs & Mercury – or items containing Mercury All oil-based and latex paint. Stains, fillers, spackling, joint compound, wood putty, and caulking are also accepted.

* I normally return my used printer cartridges to HP.

OK Department of Environmental Quality is where information can be found about recycling and recycling locations in Oklahoma.

Don’t live in OK? To locate your state’s Hazardous Waste facilities and information, simply put ‘Hazardous Waste YOUR STATE’ in the search bar.

You can also find Disposal instructions at the Household Products Database.

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