Old products, obsolete electronics, and empty containers you can’t throw in the trash have a tendency to pile up in any household, especially when attics, basements, and garages make for plenty of “out of sight, out of mind” storage. However, with the hazards posed by these dangerous products, it’s important to know when to store and when to find a facility to dispose of your household hazardous waste. Here are the signs it’s time to act.
No Place to Store Hazardous Waste
From the smallest apartment to the largest house, we’ll all run out of space to store all those things we’re holding onto – including those we keep because we can’t throw them away. Bulky electronics, CTR monitors and TVs, buckets of old paint – these can take up a ton of useless space. At least those extra holiday decorations might be useful someday – but not these products.
If you’ve accumulated a carload of hazardous waste, it’s probably time to make a trip to a collection center! If your local Board of Health is hosting a community event, that’s a perfect time. If not, think about asking them to or make a trip to one of our MA collection centers.
Too Many Household Hazardous Products
More than just taking up space, you might have too many household hazardous products, especially if they are particularly harmful, improperly stored, or you’ve got an increased risk of an incident due to pets or children. One good option is to read up on hazardous waste, how to store it, and the risks they bring – you can get more info on our Fact Sheets page or our Blog!
Another new resource is our quiz! You can learn your household hazardous rating and the best actions to take by inventorying your waste and taking our quiz:
Getting Rid of Hazardous Products During a Move
If you’re moving, downsizing, dealing with an estate sale, or are a real estate agent or landlord dealing with the fallout, it can be surprising how much hazardous waste you can accumulate. For big projects like these, we recommend using our pick up service where we can come directly to you. NEDT has vehicles of all sizes, so if you have a full truck’s worth of hazardous waste, we can accommodate and bring the staff to make it quick and easy. Learn about that service here.
NEDT has helped thousands of households and small businesses dispose of all types of household hazardous waste, including that from junk haulers and at-home businesses. Learn more about what we accept and check out our video tour of what to expect. For more information, including our pick up services, and to answer any questions, contact us.