Tag: HHW

Household hazardous waste (HHW), sometimes called retail hazardous waste, is post-consumer waste which qualifies as hazardous waste when discarded. It includes household chemicals and other substances for which the owner no longer has a use, such as consumer products sold for home care, personal care, automotive care, pest control and other purposes. These products exhibit many of the same dangerous characteristics as fully regulated hazardous waste due to their potential for reactivity, ignitability, corrosivity, toxicity, or persistence. Examples include drain cleaners, oil paint, motor oil, antifreeze, fuel, poisons, pesticides, herbicides and rodenticides, fluorescent lamps, lamp ballasts, smoke detectors, medical waste, some types of cleaning chemicals, and consumer electronics (such as televisions, computers, and cell phones).

Recycling Household Hazardous Waste

Recycling Household Hazardous Waste

Local efforts for recycling picked up steam when St. Charles County, MO, committed to an expansion of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection from residents. A suburb within the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, St. Charles County is Missouri’s third-largest county in population with more than 380,000 residents, and is the state’s

New Household Hazardous Waste Program

New Household Hazardous Waste Program

Local efforts for recycling picked up steam when St. Charles County, MO, committed to an expansion of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection from residents. A suburb within the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, St. Charles County is Missouri’s third-largest county in population with more than 380,000 residents, and is the state’s

SWANA NEWS

SWANA NEWS

Keep Momentum Going, Membership Growing.
New Membership Director, Darryl Walter
Darryl Walter comes to SWANA after successfully leading membership development efforts for associations such as The Wildlife Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Actuaries. Darryl thoroughly enjoys working for associations and interacting with members.

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA Safety Matters
SURGE OF WASTE-RELATED FATALITIES—UNACCEPTABLE
Arecent increase in fatal accidents involving garbage trucks is of great concern and is unacceptable. In March, SWANA’s safety tracking identified ten separate incidents in which someone in the United States has been killed in an accident involving a truck carrying garbage or recyclables.

SWANA has developed

Thousand Oaks Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Thousand Oaks Household Hazardous Waste Facility

The City of Thousand Oaks, CA, has operated a successful monthly collection event for the past two decades. As the monthly events were reaching maximum capacity, it was time for the City, a family-oriented community with a population of approximately 126,000 residents, to consider a permanent Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

What You Probably Didn’t Know About the Benefits of Landfills

What You Probably Didn’t Know About the Benefits of Landfills

What are landfills?

The “garbage dump” is no more. Today’s modern MSW landfills are also called “Subtitle D” landfills because they are regulated based on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D requirements, are well-engineered facilities operating under strict federal and state regulations to ensure protection of human health

Wrapping Up the Holiday Season

Wrapping Up the Holiday Season

When Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over until it’s over,” he was talking about our national game, baseball, but as I sit here in between Christmas and New Year’s Day regarding the shambles left by the former and imagining what is yet to come, I’m trying to come up with

California AB 45: Household Hazardous Waste

In 1989, landmark legislation (AB 939 by Assemblymember Sher) was enacted that, among other things, required local jurisdictions to “divert” 50% of all solid waste from landfill disposal through source reduction, recycling, and related activity by January 1, 2000. In 2014, legislation was enacted to require the “diversion” of organics

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