Some of the products you use at home are potentially hazardous. Safe handling and proper disposal of these materials will protect you, your family, and our environment.
Products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances
Corrosive or toxic products
If possible, avoid handling HHW by using alternative materials. If you cannot, learn about how to properly dispose of these materials to prevent harm and eliminate waste.
While we don't have HHW collection directly, the City of Annapolis has entered into a partnership with Anne Arundel County to accept HHW generated by City residents at the HHW Collection Events.
Before you buy a product, confirm it fits your needs. Once you buy the product, you become responsible for its disposal.
Buy only what you need. You can throw HHW containers in the trash once you have used up all the material inside.
Give away unwanted leftover products if your friends, family or neighbors need it.
Look for nonhazardous alternatives. Safer substitutes, like vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, salt, borax, olive oil and cedar chips, used alone or in various combinations can get the job done as well as their more hazardous counterparts.