Special Wastes

Special Wastes

What is Hazardous Waste?

Hazardous waste is illegal to dispose of in landfills. Hazardous waste can be harmful to humans and the environment. Common household hazardous waste examples are motor oil, paint, cleaning supplies, pesticides, sharps, and pharmaceutical waste. Illegally disposing of these items can result in harmful effects on the environment and harsh fines. 

What is Universal Waste?

Universal wastes are hazardous wastes widely produced by households and many different types of businesses. Universal wastes include televisions, computers, and other electronic devices as well as batteries, fluorescent lamps, mercury thermostats, and other mercury-containing equipment, among others.

Find out how to properly dispose of these and other hazardous wastes below.