Household cleaners, lawn and garden products, pesticides and insecticides, paint, mineral spirits, and solvents, automobile fluids, thermostats and other products containing mercury are dangerous when improperly stored at home or thrown away. The risks of storing household hazardous waste may not be immediately noticeable. But, if it isn't stored correctly it can make you or your family sick. Improper disposal, which includes pouring materials down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or putting them out with your regular trash, can pollute nearby soil, rivers, streams, and ground water. Hazardous waste can also contaminate your septic tank or wastewater system.
Always dispose of your leftover unwanted household hazardous chemicals and toxic materials in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.