A good place for bad stuff: the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Program
If your garage looks like mine, it’s a hobbyist’s graveyard stocked with all those things you don’t want cluttering up your house - empty spray paint cans, old car batteries, dirty motor oil and a rainbow of automotive fluids.
Knowing that these things can’t simply be poured down the drain and that putting them in the garbage would turn a mess into a potential health risk for City Waste & Recycling collectors, there has to be an environmentally-friendly (and garbage collector-friendly) way to dispose of these things.
“We’ve recently made improvements to our household hazardous waste disposal program to make it easier for people to use and are trying to educate people about the risks associated with improper disposal,” says Corey Colbran, a Landfill Engineer for Waste & Recycling Services.
If not handled properly, household hazardous waste can pose a threat to your family, your garbage collector, or the workers at the recycling sorting facility. So it’s important never to put these items in your Blue Cart or garbage.