Household Hazardous Waste

Types of Waste


Household Hazardous Waste ExamplesHousehold Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are common products such as:
  • Acids
  • Anti-freeze
  • Ballasts
  • Bases
  • Batteries
  • Cleaning Products
  • Computers
  • Cooking Oil
  • Flares
  • Florescent Lights
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Paint Thinner
  • Paints
  • Pesticides
  • Household Hazardous Waste Warning Signs
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Rodent Baits
  • Solvents
  • Solvents
  • Treated Lumber
  • Waste Oil

Look for Signs


Products that should be disposed of as hazardous waste should have words like:
  • Caution
  • Combustible
  • Corrosive
  • Danger
  • Flammable
  • Poison
  • Warning
Always make sure to use products per their instructions.

What You Can Do


There 5.5 million pounds of hazardous waste in Brown County homes. Can you imagine how much is in the whole state? This is an important environmental issue because as fast as it is disposed, people are buying more. When these items are improperly disposed into storm and sewer drains, they go into our water system and create a negative impact on our water sources and the animals that occupy them.

Take your HHW to the Brown County Material Recycling Facility at 2561 South Broadway, open Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Never pour any material, hazardous or otherwise, down the storm drain or into the ditch where it can mix with storm water and end in our lakes and rivers without treatment. For more information, visit the Brown County Port and Resource Recovery Department.