Latex and solvent based paints can contain heavy metals and additives that can be toxic. Oil or solvent-based paint contains solvents that can be a hazard to your lungs. "Be Paint Wise - Buy the Right Size."
Use the paint completely. Unused paint should be taken to a collection facility. Latex paint can be recycled into new paint. If they will not be used, take them to a household hazardous waste collection site.
Household cleaners may contain solvents that are hazardous to breathe and can get into the body and skin. Many are irritants and can react with ammonia to create a toxic gas. Polishes usually contain petroleum distillates, which catch fire easily and can be hazardous to breathe.
Most hazardous household cleaners should be used up according to label directions or given to someone else to use. If they will not be used, take them to a household hazardous waste collection site.
Pesticides are chemicals designed to kill rodents, insects, plants, and micro-organisms. They can injure or potentially kill people by inhalation, ingestion or absorption through the skin.
Take unwanted pesticides to ahousehold hazardous waste collection facility. Pesticides that have not been banned or restricted may be used up according to label directions.