Miami County Recycles

Hazardous Waste Disposal and YOU!

Ice is thawing, the sun is shining, and before you know it spring is in full-bloom! Shaking off the hibernation of winter is the perfect time to start your annual cleaning, not to mention work on that garden you’ve always wanted, but did you know that the average home contains 60 to 100 pounds of hazardous chemicals? So, first things first, let’s figure out how to dispose of your household’s hazardous waste.

There are many benefits to knowing how to properly dispose of these chemicals that pose a health and safety risk to you and your family. Knowing the proper way to throw waste in your garbage reduces the risk of injury to your waste collector, not dumping hazardous waste down the drain keeps the wastewater treatment process undamaged, and proper handling and transporting reduces the possibility of accidental spills.

Household Hazardous Waste disposal will be available at the Transfer Station every Wednesday, from 9 am to 1 pm, from April through September.

So, here’s what you do:

  1. Be aware of what chemicals you may have in your household and take account of their location and storage. (Wear gloves when handling anything that might spill!)

Some examples of hazardous materials include:

For a complete list, visit our page "Household Hazardous Waste".

  1. Transport the materials you no longer wish to use for disposal.

Some important safety notes: Never mix chemicals together, keep products in original containers if possible, label products not in original containers. Do not transport hazardous waste in the same part of your vehicle with your children or pets.

For a more in-depth and necessary guide please visit our page “household Hazardous Waste.”

  1. Bring the items to the Miami County Solid Waste District transfer station any Wednesday from 9 am to 1 pm, now through September. The cost to dispose of material through this program is $1 per pound.
  2. In the future, consider non-hazardous options for all your gardening, cleaning, and remodeling needs.

Posted in the Other category on Mar 04, 2020 By: Miami County Recycles