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Hazardous Waste Warning

Wastes in this section are dangerous to you and the environment. Handle them carefully and dispose of them properly.



Legally, households may not transport more than 15 gallons of wet or 125 pounds of dry hazardous materials. Read about the regulation.

Pesticides and Herbicides

It's probably no surprise that pesticides and herbicides are hazardous; they kill things, afterall! Be very cautious when using these products and make sure to store them in a safe place away from children and pets.

Fertilizer is hazardous, too?

Inorganic fertilizer is made from synthetic chemicals that can be harmful if improperly disposed. It's best to stick with organic fertilizers like compost, worm castings, and manure. Check out our Home Composting and Vermicomposting pages for more info about composting yourself. Take a look at our Benefits of Composting page to find out more about using compost as a fertilizer and soil amendment.

What about less-toxic pest control methods?

When compared with traditional pesticides, many less-toxic or even non-toxic pest control techniques prove just as effective. Take a look at the Beyond Pesticides website for suggestions on how to manage common home and garden pests without the use of harsh chemicals.

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