Salt Lake County Health offers tips on dealing with household hazardous waste

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Dealing with household hazardous waste can be dangerous but it doesn’t have to be. Eric Michaels from the Salt Lake County Health Department  visited the set of Good Morning Utah to give some helpful tips to deal with the waste.

Included below is some of the information he discussed:

  • Household hazardous waste (HHW) is anything in or around your home that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive, or toxic, as well as products (such as electronics) that contain certain materials like metals.
  • This includes fuels, paint, pesticides, yard care chemicals, many cleaning supplies, car batteries, cooking oil, automotive fluids, aerosols, fluorescent light bulbs, devices that contain mercury, electronics.
  • It is dangerous to dispose of these items in your garbage can or down sewers, and it is illegal to abandon them or pour them in gutters, storm drains, or waterways.

To safely dispose of these products, bring them to a collection event in May (see link above) or to one of our permanent HHW facilities:

Salt Lake Valley Landfill

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

6030 West California Avenue (1300 South)

Salt Lake City, UT 84104

801-541-4078

Open Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Trans-Jordan Landfill

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

10473 South Bacchus Highway (SR-111)

South Jordan, UT 84009    

801-971-1976

Open Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

More info is available at SaltLakeHealth.org/hhw, including specific information about each type of product.

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