Use this guide to survey your home room by room. Identify all hazardous products, their expiration date, location and the likelihood of your using them again. Recycle or properly dispose of those that you will not use again. When purchasing products, such as pesticides and paint, only buy what you need and look for non-toxic alternatives.
- Kitchen: cleaning products, aerosol containers, oven cleaner, cooking oil, dishwasher detergent
- Garage: motor oil, oil filters, paint (oil based & latex), paint thinner, vehicle batteries, antifreeze, brake & transmission fluid
- Bathroom: cleaning products, drain cleaner, thermometers, hair permanent & straightener solutions, sharps in puncture resistant containers, nail polish remover
- Yard & Garden: pesticides, pool cleaners, herbicides, pest poisons, gas, kerosene & other flammables, small propane cylinders (less than or equal to 5 gallons)
- Electronics: computer monitors, televisions, printers, computers, laptop computers, computer peripherals, telephones, answering machines, radios, stereo equipment, tape players/recorders, phonographs, video cassette players/recorders, compact disc players/recorders, calculators, appliances and devices with a keypad or circuit board
- Catch-All Closet: furniture polish, lighter fluid, shoe polish, hobby chemicals, thermostats, fluorescent light tubes/lamps, batteries