Hazardous waste can be dangerous. Regulated hazardous waste not only includes radioactive material, chemicals, and medical waste but also includes some regular household items that must also be disposed of properly.
Hazardous waste in anything that can be considered harmful to humans or the environment. From body fluids that may contain bacteria, viruses, or disease, which can spread to household paint and electronics, all of which have disposal requirements that are regulated by the State of California.
What is Considered Household Hazardous Waste?
Of course not all household items are considered hazardous waste, but you might be surprised by some that are on the list:
Products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients such as:
- Cellular phones
- Florescent light bulbs
- Human fluids
- Human feces
- Waste that have been accumulation such in the case of hoarding.
Hazardous Household Waste Disposal – Why Us?
You can calculate exactly how much paint you’d need and have no leftovers. You can also remove the lid and let the paint harden completely. Then it is no longer considered hazardous waste. But if you have more than that, the healthiest way is to let a professional company such as Bio SoCal do the cleaning and clearing for you. Their specialized technicians will know what to do in each case, how to dispose of the household hazardous waste in the most economical way, and what need to be decontaminated and mediated.