Household hazardous products, when improperly used, stored or disposed of, can enter groundwater and surface water supplies, contaminating our drinking water sources and endangering human health.

Household hazardous waste should never be put in the regular garbage, or poured down a sink, onto the ground or down a storm sewer because it could travel to our drinking water sources.

Correct disposal of these toxic and harmful substances will help keep our drinking water sources safe and protect human health. Many everyday items can become hazardous waste when not properly disposed.

Many homes have storage areas with old, unwanted hazardous products. These items should be taken to the local municipal hazardous waste depot.

Your actions can make a difference. You can help to protect drinking water sources.

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