Hazardous Waste Reduction

Hazardous waste is found in most homes.  The Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep program is a great option to dispose of hazardous waste items but the key is to prevent or reduce it in the first place. 

Before you buy:
1. Read the labels
2. Choose safer alternatives
3. Buy the smallest amount needed for the job

After you buy:
1. Follow directions for safe use
2. Store properly in the original container
3. Share what you can't use
4. Dispose of leftovers properly 

Follow these links for more information on hazardous waste reduction and managment:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Household Hazardous Waste Management Guide
Environmental Protection Agency - Household Hazardous Waste