Why should I properly store and dispose of hazardous products?

Household hazardous products pose a threat when improperly stored or disposed. The average home contains 60 to 100 pounds of hazardous chemicals.

  • Household poisonings are the second leading cause of death related to injury in Hamilton County (tied with firearms).
  • Throwing away hazardous waste in your garbage can injure your waste collector when hazardous waste reacts with other materials in the garbage truck.
  • Dumping hazardous waste down the drain interferes with the wastewater treatment process.

Take Back Your Home Campaign

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District partnered with Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District and Hamilton County Public Health to create the Take Back Your Home campaign. Take Back Your Home includes resources for you to reduce how much household hazardous waste you have in your home:

  • Teach yourself to find the correct quantity needed for your project
  • Alternative available? Find recipes for alternatives to traditional products.
  • Know how to safely store products.
  • Explore disposal options

Visit TAKEBackYourHome.org to access these resources.

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1. Where is the 2023 HHP Drop-off event located?
2. How do I change my 2023 appointment time?
3. Will my gas can be returned?
4. The drop off does not accept latex paint. How can I dispose of latex paint?
5. The drop off does not accept pharmaceuticals. How can I dispose of pharmaceuticals?
6. What do I do with my materials if I cannot attend the 2023 Drop off event?
7. Where can I dispose my oil, gas, and/or gas/oil mix?
8. Why should I properly store and dispose of hazardous products?