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Household Hazardous Waste In New Hampshire

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Household Hazardous Waste In New Hampshire

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  1. Household Hazardous Waste In New Hampshire Marc Morgan HHW Program Coordinator

  2. CORROSIVE REACTIVE What is HHW? Unwanted homeowner products that have the same qualities as a hazardous waste described in NH Hazardous Waste Rules

  3. What are We Talking About Here? • Just look under the sink • Cleaners • Lubricants • Paint • Drain Openers • Pesticides • Fertilizers

  4. What is the BIG deal? Small Quantities… Big Problems • Causes leachate problems in LFs • Causes emission problems in incinerators • Fires in transfer stations

  5. Homeowner vs. Business Homeowners are exempt from the HW rules; HHW is “Solid Waste” Can throw in the trash ... it’s legal (but not OK). Businesses are HW generators; must obey the HW rules. Can NOT throw in the trash

  6. Silly Question: What is a Home? • Single and Multiple Family Residences • Motel and Hotels • Bunkhouses • Ranger Stations • Crew Quarters and Campgrounds • Picnic Grounds • Day Use Recreation Areas

  7. CORROSIVE REACTIVE Homeowners Can Trash It … What’s the Problem? • Safety issue for you … ICRT • Contaminates your landfill/groundwater • Dangerous concoctions

  8. Can I collect HHW?YES you can! You will be considered a generator You must follow the HW Rules • You probably already do! • Recycling of Household Paint • Universal Wastes • Use Common Sense!

  9. How Can You Address the Problem? Have an HHW collection and/or collect paint and Universal Wastes every day • Get educated with training • Visit www.des.nh.gov/hhw • Call 271-2047 • Apply for a grant • Get technical assistance • Educate the public

  10. The Grant • Simple • One application • Once per year • Tiered per/capita rate to encourage commitment • $0.10-$0.25/capita • Must meet all requirements to receive grant (deadline, public education component, survey, submit paperwork, etc.)

  11. Questions?271-2047orhhw@des.state.nh.us