Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any leftover and unwanted household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients. These products commonly have warning labels with signal words such as, “DANGEROUS” or “POISON.”

What are some common HHW products?

HHW includes, but is not limited to: gasoline, paints, cleaning products, oils, batteries, pesticides, repellants, anti-freeze, stains, batteries, fluorescent lights, etc.

Solid and Hazardous Waste

Why should I not dispose of HHW in my trash or pour chemicals down the drain?

HHW can pose a health threat to sanitarian workers at the landfills and can contaminate the environment if not disposed of properly.

Where can I dispose of my HHW?

Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District (1997 East 3500 North, Layton) offers a permanent HHW Drop-Off Facility. Also, many of the cities in Davis County offer HHW Collection Events to encourage their residents to properly dispose of these items. Contact your city offices to find out when their next HHW Collection Event will be hosted.

Often products such as rechargeable batteries and light bulbs can be recycled at local businesses free of charge. Refer to the Davis County Recycling webpage for more details.

How much does it cost to properly dispose of my HHW?

In order to encourage residents to properly dispose of HHW both the permanent HHW Drop-Off Facility and each city’s HHW Collection Events are offered free of charge to the communities they serve.

Can I dispose of my businesses waste at a HHW facility?

No. Businesses that generate hazardous waste must pay to dispose of their waste at a facility that accepts commercial waste. A list of these facilities is available from the attendant at Wasatch Integrated Waste Management (801-614-5600).

How can I reduce the amount of HHW generated?

The principles of reduction, reuse, and recycle are important in the safe management of HHW. You may consider reducing the amount of product you purchase with hazardous ingredients and replacing them with non-hazardous products. Also, Wasatch Integrated Waste Management maintains a waste reuse shed for HHW dropped off that has not been used or is still usable. These items can be taken by customers to use free of charge. This helps to reduce the amount of HHW that has to be disposed of. For example, if someone were to drop off some unwanted paint. Another person looking for a can of paint for a project could come in to the reuse shed and take that can of paint free of charge.

 

      

Contact Information

Physical Address
22 South State Street
2nd Floor
Clearfield, Utah 84015

Mailing Address
Davis County Health Department
Environmental Health Services Division
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

Phone Numbers
(801) 525-5100 :: Main
(801) 525-5119 :: Fax

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except legal holidays)

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