Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste requires special care.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes pesticides, paints, solvents, thinners, batteries, medical waste or material containing asbestos.

When disposed of in the trash or down the drain, household hazardous waste threatens the environment and endangers public health.

Lake County Waste Solutions operates HAZ-DROP, a mobile household hazardous waste collection service for communities where a permanent collection site doesn’t exist or isn’t nearby. Benefits of mobile collection service are:

  • Flexibility. Custom days and times allow communities to tailor events to their needs.
  • Participation. Easy and frequent access attracts customers who may not otherwise travel to a permanent drop-off facility.
  • Diversion. Safe disposal means that hazardous waste does not end up in our landfills, waterways and environment.

Our household hazardous waste team tracks regulations to keep commercial customers in compliance, and can assist in reporting requirements where applicable.