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Do Your Part — Be Smart About Household Hazardous Waste

There’s nothing like a good spring cleaning to prepare for the warm-weather seasons and all the exciting things we’ll finally be able to enjoy again, like safe public gatherings! As the weather outside improves and public restrictions ease, it’s also an excellent time to think about getting rid of your Household Hazardous Waste. The Miami County Solid Waste Transfer Station is available to accept the safe disposal of these materials every Wednesday from 9 am to 1 pm, April through September. The cost is $1 per pound.


Household Hazardous Waste can be a serious problem when not handled and disposed of properly. Mismanagement of these items can cause injury or illness to you, your family, and your waste collector, can damage the environment and vulnerable ecosystems, and interferes with the wastewater treatment process. Not sure what constitutes Household Hazardous Waste? A comprehensive list of the most common items can be found here. Odds are you have a few! Aerosols, fertilizers, gasoline, bug spray, paint thinner, spray paint, thermometers, and weed killer are all hazardous materials.


It may surprise you to know that while oil-based paint is a hazardous waste, latex paint is not, and can be brought to the Transfer Station any time during regular business hours.


Complete instructions on how to handle and transport hazardous waste is available on our Household Hazardous Waste Page. Most importantly, keep hazardous materials away from children and pets, load in your vehicle’s trunk or rear, and use protective barriers when transporting!

Posted on Jun 08, 2021 by Miami County Recycles