What is HHW?

Household Hazardous Waste (commonly referred to as HHW) includes a variety of everyday household items, such as cleaners, paints, herbicides, insecticides, and solvents that exhibit the characteristics of regulated hazardous waste. Regulated hazardous waste means items that are flammable, combustible, corrosive, reactive or toxic and would be harmful to the environment if thrown into a regular landfill.

HHW isn’t considered waste until you need to dispose of the items. If you are unsure if an item is hazardous, first check the products label. Warnings such as “poison or toxic”, “flammable or ignitable”, “corrosive” indicate a HHW item. Cleaners that contain strong acids, bleach or ammonia are also hazardous. Check here for examples of household hazardous waste accepted onsite at RRRASOC HHW events.

Download our 2019 Household Hazardous Waste flyer for more information.

Download our Household Paint Disposal Guide for more information on proper paint disposal.

Download our Battery and Light Bulb Disposal Guide for information on proper disposal.

What To Do

Residents of RRRASOC Member Communities may bring household hazardous waste to household hazardous waste collection events. Those events provide residents with an opportunity to safely discard or recycle hazardous items, including e-waste. This program is offered in conjunction with our HHW processing partner, ERG Environmental Services.