"According to national estimates, each home contains from three to eight gallons of hazardous materials in kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and basements. Throwing them in the garbage can threaten sanitation workers, who can be poisoned or injured by acids, fires, and explosions. The outcome of improper use and handling of household hazardous wastes is the potential contamination of surface water, groundwater, and air resulting in exposure to humans. You should not dispose of your household toxic trash down the sink, on the ground, down a storm drain or in your garbage can." www.oregon.gov
Great news! Residents can drop off up to one cubic yard of Household Hazardous Waste such as; old cleaning supplies, pesticides, insecticides, week killers, paint removers, wood preservatives, pool chemicals, rechargeable batteries at no charge thanks to the Josephine County Solid Waste Agency!