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  1. Household Waste Management:Hazardous Waste

  2. The average American creates 5 pounds of waste per day, half which is recycled in some manner, leaving roughly 2.5 pounds of waste per day. The ultimate goal of waste management is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills to the absolute minimum through recycling and/or reuse of all suitable materials.

  3. Hazardous Waste

  4. The best way to dispose of household hazardous waste is to use them for their intended use, but if you must dispose of them, use safe options.

  5. Latex Paint

  6. Oil-Based Paint

  7. Paint Thinners, Solvents, Stains and Other Oil-Based Paint Products

  8. Pesticides

  9. Cleaning Supplies

  10. Antifreeze

  11. Motor Oil

  12. Electronics

  13. Batteries

  14. Computers

  15. Cell Phones and Accessories

  16. Pharmaceuticals

  17. Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

  18. Questions If you have any questions or concerns regarding how to dispose of any item that may or may not be hazardous, contact your local solid waste coordinator or the Division of Waste Management.

  19. References: HENV-104 Household Waste Management: Hazardous Waste (2010). Retrieved November 15, 2011, from http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/henv/henv104/henv104.pdf. Photo credits: Unless otherwise noted photos and clipart used in this presentation were obtained from Microsoft Office (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/), November 2011. Contact: Ashley Osborne, M.S., Extension Associate for Environmental and Natural Resource Issues. E: ashley.osborne@uky.edu. P:859-257-2505. Date: November 2011