Household Hazardous Waste Brochure
The following items can be disposed of free of charge at the HHW
trailer, located at the Recycle Center in Eureka Springs:
motor oils, oil filters, brake & transmission fluids,
anti-freeze, lead-acid batteries.
oil-based & latex paints, stains, shellacs, lacquer, varnish,
turpentine, aerosol cans, paint thinners & strippers,
Lawn & garden products–
over the counter pesticides, insecticides & herbicides
dry cell household batteries, button batteries, and motor
household cleaning product containing harmful chemicals,
including bleach and ammonia
Swimming pool chemicals
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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Use it up!
Use products up before purchasing new
Purchase amounts that can be used
Read and follow label safety directions.
Do not use pesticides that are more than
10 years old, as they might possibly be
If you can’t use it up, please dispose
of properly at the HHW trailer located
at the Eureka
Springs Recycle Center
When disposed of improperly HHW poses a
threat to both sanitation workers and the
When placed in the trash, they may ignite or
explode in the collection truck. Fumes and
splashing chemicals cause injuries to trash
haulers. When placed in the landfill, these
wastes can leach into surface water and
groundwater. Disposal of HHW down the drain
can also pollute drinking water. In septic
systems, HHW can kill the organisms that make
the system work. This may cause untreated
wastes to drain into the soil and eventually
seep into ground water. Disposing of
electronics in landfills creates a “toxic
cocktail” A computer monitor, for example,
can contain up to 8 pounds or more of lead.
The lead is there to protect us from
radiation. However, if lead is ingested it
can have toxic effects on the central and
peripheral human nervous system, as well as
cause brain damage in children. Studies show
that if lead is deposited into landfills, it
will inevitably get back into the life
cycle. Lead can seep into the groundwater,
poisoning plants, animals and microorganisms.
Store products carefully!
Hazardous products should be stored out
of reach of children.
Store in a dry place and keep from
Store away from heat or flames.
Do not mix products together.
Guidelines to Follow
Please check in at the office for assistance
Items should have original label and be in
the original container.
Unknown substances will not be accepted.
If the original container is deteriorating
and/or leaking, place the entire container in
another container and include the original
label. Clearly label the outside container.
Please do not bring any items that are not
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