Why recycle HHW?

Leftover HHW should never be thrown in the trash or recycling bin, flushed down the toilet, or dumped down the drain or storm sewer. A few reasons why HHW should always be properly recycled include, but are not limited to:

  • Chemicals contaminate our water supply
  • Poured down storm drains, the chemicals end up in our creeks and the San Francisco Bay
  • Chemicals can mix in the garbage truck and cause fires or toxic fumes
  • Dumping hazardous wastes is illegal, and can result in fines up to $25,000

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1. What constitutes as HHW?
2. Why recycle HHW?
3. How do I recycle HHW?