Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Did you know you could have Hazardous Waste in your home? It's true! The average American has between 3 and 10 pounds of hazardous materials in their home at any given time, and Pennsylvanians generate an average of 25,000 tons of Household Hazardous Waste each year!

Many common household products that you use in your home contain the same chemicals that are regulated as hazardous waste in industry. The amount of hazardous material you dispose of from your home is small compared to industrial users, but the total amount of hazardous waste coming from all households could cause serious environmental and public health problems.

Protect your health, your community, and the environment by learning to purchase, use, and dispose of hazardous materials responsibly. Follow the links on the left to learn more about what Household Hazardous Waste is, and how to properly manage these materials in YOUR home!