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Household Hazardous Waste

What are household hazardous products?
A variety of household products are hazardous. Motor oil, pesticides, oil-based paints, mothballs, flea collards, weed killers, medicine and some household cleaners are examples of household hazardhous products.

A product is considered hazardhous if it is corrosive, explosive, flamable, or if it contains toxic chemicals or any other potentially harmful materials. Household hazardous products that are improperly used, stored, or disposed of can enmter groundwater and surface water supplies and can be harmful to your health.

For more information:


For more information contact Alyson McCann, Program Coordinator
Phone: 401-874-5398
E-mail: alyson@uri.edu


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