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Household hazardous wastes are products containing potentially dangerous chemicals that are used in your home, garden, and garage and includes items such as:
These wastes can contribute to water pollution and adversely affect sewage treatment when improperly disposed.
Sanitation workers are directly at risk if incompatible wastes accidentally mix in a garbage truck or the landfill. The result could be an explosion or fire.
Federal law requires that the words danger, warning or caution appear on labels of hazardous products.
Other signal words or symbols you can look for on product labels include:
In an effort to prevent environmental contamination and protect human health, Cayuga County provides opportunities for county residents, including City of Auburn residents, to properly dispose of old chemicals and outdated supplies of hazardous products.
There are alternative methods or products without hazardous constituents to accomplish a certain cleaning tasks.
For more information please view the following:
Everyday disposal options exist for: