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Hazardous Household Waste

They can be found in the home, yard, and garage and must be disposed of properly. It is not only illegal to dispose of these wastes with your household garbage it is bad for the environment (see below for some examples of hazardous waste). Fortunately, it is easy to cut down by using fewer products and less toxic environment friendly products. Call San Joaquin County Public Works, Solid Waste Division at (209) 468-3066 for more information.

Household Cleaners can contain chemicals that are toxic, corrosive and sometimes flammable:

  • Oven cleaners
  • Rug and Upholstery Clearers
  • Disinfectant
  • Bleached-based Cleaners
  • Ammonia-based Cleaners

Other Home Products can contain chemicals that are toxic and flammable:

  • Aerosol Spray Cans
  • Batteries
  • Floor and Furniture Polish
  • Nail Polish and Remover
  • Medicines

Pesticide and Garden Products can contain chemicals that are toxic and sometimes flammable:

  • Chemical Fertilizers
  • Insecticides or Bug Killers
  • Fungicides
  • Rodent Poisons
  • Flea Collars and Sprays

Pool and Hobby Products can contain chemicals that are toxic, explosive, and corrosive:

  • Artists and Model Paints
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Firearms cleaning Solvents and Ammunition
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Solvent Based Glue

Paint Products can contain chemicals that are toxic and flammable:

  • Enamel/Oil/Water/ Latex/ based Paint
  • Paint and Furniture Stripper
  • Varnish
  • Thinner, Solvent and Turpentine
  • Stains and Varnish

Automotive Products can contain chemicals that are toxic, corrosive, and flammable:

  • Antifreeze and Transmission Fluid
  • Motor Oil and Gasoline
  • Car Wax
  • Auto and Motorcycle Batteries
  • Engine Cleaner and Degreaser

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