Disposing of Hazardous Wastes from the Home: Home and Garden Pesticides

SKU G3453

Author(s) Jonathan Rivin, Elaine Andrews.

Homes often contain leftover pesticides. Improperly disposing of these unused toxic materials can contaminate drinking water, pollute the environment, and create long-term health hazards for people and animals. This fact sheet explains how to safely dispose of leftover pesticides commonly found in the home. It provides information on handling rat poisons, herbicides, insecticides, disinfectants, no-pest strips, mothballs, moth flakes, wood preservatives, pet powders, pet collars, and pet shampoos (4 pages; 2012).