Hazardous Products

Hazardous Products in Your Home
The average American home has about 100 pounds of hazardous products stored in garages, bathrooms and kitchens.

We generate an average of 1.6 million tons each year.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines Household Hazardous Products as leftover products that can be hazardous to human health and the environment if not properly disposed of.

Some Hazardous Products:
  • In the yard
    • Pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.
  • In the kitchen
    • Cleaners, detergents, ammonia based cleaners, drain and oven cleaners and floor care products.
  • In the bathroom
    • Tub & toilet cleaners, bleach, hair care products and nail care products.
  • In the garage
    • Paints, thinners, preservatives, varnishes, car polishes, fluids, oils and greases.
  • Recreation areas
    • Gun cleaning solvents, glues, boat products and pool chemicals.

Safety Tips:
  • Read labels for safety precautions.
  • Keep unused products in the original containers.
  • Never mix hazardous products.
  • Dispose of household hazardous products safety and correctly.

For more information please visit the Environmental Protection Agency website. You may also visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's Hazardous Household Products guide.