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Resources for Recycling Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

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Earth 911 Exit EPA

Type in your zip code to find your nearest recycling facility and what materials they collect for recycling.

Information on Mercury for Consumers

General information on mercury, products that contain mercury, and health effects of exposure.

Used Oil:

Collecting Used Oil for Recycling/Reuse: Tips for Consumers Who Change Their Own Motor Oil and Oil Filters (PDF) (8pp, 218.0k, about PDF)

This document provides safe recycling and reuse tips for consumers who change their own motor oil and oil filters.

You Dump It, You Drink It - Recycle Used Motor Oil (PDF) (4pp, 172.2k, about PDF)

This brochure addresses recycling of used motor oil, and how used motor oil can contaminate our drinking water.

Got Your Driver's License? You Can Make a Difference (PDF) (2pp, 825.0k, about PDF)

Provides information about recycling used motor oil for teenagers.

Paint:

Oregon Paint Stewardship Pilot Program Exit EPA

Learn more about Oregon's initiative on paint stewardship and collection.

Batteries:

EPA Battery Page

Because some types of batteries still contain toxic constituents, such as mercury and cadmium, they can pose a potential threat to human health and the environment if improperly disposed. Batteries, especially those with toxic constituents, should be recycled.

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) Exit EPA

RBRC is a nonprofit, public service organization funded by rechargeable product and battery manufacturers. RBRC educates manufacturers, retailers, and consumers about the benefits of rechargeable battery recycling and, with the help of retailers and others, provides convenient collection points for recovery of rechargeable batteries.

Pesticides:

Tips on Pesticides Storage

Tips on Pesticides Disposal

Pesticides: Health and Safety

The information on this page provides an overview of EPA's pesticide human health risk assessment processes. It also describes EPA's efforts to reduce risks for workers and the public, as well as to protect the public from such pests as mosquitoes.


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