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.