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  • When people think of hazardous waste, they often don’t think of the materials that could be sitting in their own homes. A lot of materials, such as house maintenance and cleaning, can cause a lot of harm if people don’t handle and dispose of them properly.

    Of the various hazardous materials that can appear in the home, a few specific ones tend to appear the most. Some of the most common examples:

    • 1) electronics and small appliances
    • 2) batteries
    • 3) fluorescent light bulbs
    • 4) cleaning chemicals

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Electronics and small appliances

Notes:

  • Many household electronics become hazardous waste when they become burnt out and are about to be thrown away. You’ll almost certainly have at least of few of these common items, including televisions, computers, telephones, stereo equipment, microwave ovens, digital clocks, and digital cameras, to name a few.
  • However, you can recycle some of these items through specific facilities. For example, you must specially dispose of electronics because of chemicals that will start to leak as they deteriorate. Mercury, lead, and dioxins are all harmful substances that can come from electronics.
  • QUESTION?
    Introduction to Electronics (E-Waste) Recycling
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Batteries

Notes:

  • People rely on a lot of items that use batteries, which also become a major hazardous waste when they die and need to be thrown out.
  • You shouldn’t discard any batteries in the trash or recycling bin. It’s best to discard any used batteries separately and keep them in a cool, dry space. This will be a safe way to store them until you can take them to be properly recycled.
  • Batteries can leak acids as well as mercury, which has become a massive concern to the environment and natural life. If it ends up in the landfill with other garbage, it can leak into the ground, damaging the nature around it and potentially harming people.
  • QUESTION?
    Yes, You Need to Recycle Your Old Batteries
  • rechargeable batteriesrechargeable battery chargersolar rechargeable

       some recyclable components to consider      

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Fluorescent light bulbs

Notes:

  • Many types of light bulbs, such as halogen and incandescent bulbs, are safe to put in the regular trash, but compact florescent bulbs, high-intensity discharge bulbs, and LED bulbs are hazardous. These bulbs can also contain mercury.
  • The amount of mercury in each bulb isn’t high, but you still need to dispose of bulbs properly to avoid any exposure. You should dispose of any of these types of light bulbs at a proper hazardous waste facility. A universal waste handler may also be an acceptable means of disposal.
  • QUESTION?
    Recycling and Disposal of CFLs and Other Bulbs that Contain Mercury
  • light bulb recycling boxled light bulbsdecorative led bulbs

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Cleaning chemicals

Notes:

  • Of the most common examples of hazardous waste in homes, cleaning chemicals are the easiest to spot. Many cleaners are made from toxic chemicals that you should never pour down your drain or throw in the trash.
  • You should always wear gloves while using cleaners such as bleach, solvents, and sprays, as you don’t want them to get on your hands.
  • CONCLUSION

    knowing the three categories of hazardous waste will also help you further identify what items in your home might qualify as hazardous waste, which will give you a heads up to know how to properly dispose of them.

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       some household chemical safety ideas to consider      

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