While we’re trying to use fewer nasty chemicals around the house, we still end up with leftover paint, gas, cleaners, antifreeze, and other sludge that needs to be disposed of properly…which can sometimes be challenging.
92% of all poison exposure cases occur in our homes, 87% of which are accidental (makes you wonder about that other 13%, huh?) Anyway, this is why Charleston County Recycling is providing this free infotastic Household Hazardous Waste Wheel – so greenies like us can do that right thing when disposing of harmful household chemicals (click image to see enlargement.)
The wheel has four categories (House, Auto, Paints, & Pesticides), with several entries under each. You rotate the wheel to select a category and product, and it will tell you the hazardous ingredients, alternatives, hazard properties, and waste management solutions. You’ll be surprised at some of the solutions – I know I was. You can contact Charleston County Recycling at 843.720.7111 to get yours.