Household Waste Disposal

Household ProductsMost households contain a variety of hazardous products that can cause water pollution. These products are used for cleaning and maintaining the house, vehicle, garden, and yard. Many contain toxic chemicals. When these products are not disposed of properly, they can end up in our waterways and cause pollution - which is harmful to our health, aquatic life, and the environment. That is why it is important to dispose of hazardous waste products properly.

What you can do

  • Contact local government agencies for locations of hazardous waste disposal facilities.
  • Properly dispose household products such as motor oil, paint thinner, pesticides, fertilizer and other hazardous wastes. Never discard these products into the road, down a storm drain, onto the ground, or into a water body.
  • Read the product label prior to disposing hazardous waste products.
  • Recycle motor oil, paint thinner, and transmission fluid.
  • Store hazardous waste in closed, labeled containers. Make sure the container is securely covered.
  • When possible, use non-toxic alternatives to conventional household cleaning products.

Want to learn more?

To learn more about how you can prevent and reduce stormwater pollution, view Preserving our Waterways.

Report illicit discharges/illegal dumping to Pasco County: 727-834-3611