To reduce the amount of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) generated, purchase environmentally friendly household products.
Divert waste from landfills. Purchase items that are either made from recycled materials or that can be recycled after use.
When “shopping green” be aware of the validity of green advertising by looking for specific information or trusted certifications. Familiarize yourself with “green” termsto confidently compare different products.
Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are the leftover household products that have toxic or reactive ingredients and improper methods of disposal can be harmful. Find out more information on local collection sites and a list of disposable items.
Used motor oil can be recycled into re-refined motor oil and reutilized thereby mitigating the threat of contamination to the soil, groundwater, or other water sources. Take your used oil to one of the many CalRecycle Certified Used Oil Collection Centers throughout Orange County.
Disposable and rechargeable batteries are considered hazardous waste because of the metals and toxic materials within them. Find a battery and cellphone recycling facility.