Hazardous waste is illegal to dispose of in landfills. Hazardous waste can be harmful to humans and the environment. Examples of common household hazardous waste are motor oil, paint, household cleaning supplies, pesticides, sharps and pharmaceutical waste. Illegally disposing of these items can result in harmful effects on the environment and harsh fines.
Visit the Universal Waste and Electronic Waste pages for information on proper disposal of these additional types of hazardous waste.