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Common Household Hazardous Wastes
Use this checklist to determine common household items containing potentially hazardous ingredients that might be found in your garage, basement, or other storage space in your home.

For more information, view the Environmental Protection Agency: Household Hazardous Waste page.

Automotive Products
  • Antifreeze (recycled at the landfill)
  • Auto batteries (recycled at the landfill) 
  • Carburetor and fuel injection cleaners 
  • Fuel additives 
  • Motor oil (recycled at the landfill) 
  • Starter fluids 
  • Transmission and brake fluid 

Cleaning Products
  • Bleach (laundry)
  • Drain cleaners 
  • Oven cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Toilet cleaners 
  • Tub, tile, and shower cleaners
  • Wood and metal cleaners and polishes 

Indoor Pesticides
  • Ant spray and baits 
  • Bug sprays 
  • Cockroach spray and baits 
  • Flea repellents and shampoos 
  • Houseplant insecticides 
  • Moth repellents 
  • Mouse and rat poisons and baits

Lawn & Garden Products
  • Fungicides / wood preservatives
  • Herbicides 
  • Insecticides 

  • Driveway sealer
  • Fluorescent light bulbs 
  • Lead acid batteries (recycle at the landfill)
  • Mercury thermometers 
  • Mercury thermostats 
  • Household Batteries (Rechargeable)

Other Flammable Products
  • Diesel fuel 
  • Gas / oil mixtures 
  • Home heating oil 
  • Kerosene 
  • Lighter fluid
  • Other compressed gas cylinders 
  • Propane tanks (recycled at the Landfill) 

Workshop / Painting Supplies
  • Adhesive and glues 
  • Fixatives and other solvents
  • Furniture strippers 
  • Oil- or enamel-based paint 
  • Paint strippers and removers 
  • Paint thinners and turpentine 
  • Photographic chemicals 
  • Stains and finishes 

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