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Activity Discussion Environment hazardous waste

  • brajesh

    July 6, 2024 at 12:05 pm
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    Disposing of hazardous waste safely is crucial to protect the environment and public health. Here are some safe ways to dispose of various types of hazardous waste:

    1. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

    • Local Collection Programs: Many communities have HHW collection programs where residents can drop off items like paints, solvents, pesticides, and batteries.
    • Special Collection Events: Some areas host special collection days for hazardous waste.
    • Permanent Collection Sites: Some municipalities have permanent facilities for HHW disposal.

    2. E-Waste (Electronic Waste)

    • E-Waste Recycling Programs: Many electronics retailers and manufacturers offer take-back programs for old electronics.
    • Certified E-Waste Recyclers: Look for recyclers certified by organizations like e-Stewards or R2.
    • Local Collection Events: Participate in local e-waste collection events.

    3. Batteries

    • Battery Recycling Programs: Many retail stores and recycling centers accept used batteries.
    • Mail-In Programs: Some companies offer mail-in recycling for batteries.

    4. Medications

    • Drug Take-Back Programs: Use DEA-authorized collection sites or events.
    • Drug Disposal Pouches: Use special pouches that neutralize the medication.
    • Household Trash (Last Resort): Mix with an undesirable substance (like coffee grounds), place in a sealed container, and throw away.

    5. Paints and Solvents

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