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Household Hazardous Waste Management: A Manual for One-Day Community Collection Programs

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This manual is designed to help communities plan and operate a successful household hazardous waste (HHW) collection program. The handbook focuses on one-day drop-off programs. Other types of HHW collection programs—permanent, mobile, and special—are not discussed in detail.

The handbook is intended for community leaders and HHW collection program organizers. It provides guidance for all aspects of planning, organizing, and publicizing a HHW collection program.

The manual does not provide technical information about the treatment, disposal, or transport of HHW. These jobs are performed by professional contractors or others with specialized training. It does include information about selecting a qualified hazardous waste contractor.

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