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Alternatives to HHW Products

NC DENR's List of Common Household Hazardous Waste With Disposal Information and Alternatives

Substance
Effect
Disposal
Alternatives
Rodent bait Lethal Use up or bring to HHW collection site Cats, traps
Insect repellent Poisonous Use up or bring to HHW collection site Screens, marigolds, rosemary, garlic
Herbicides, insecticides, fungicides Poisonous Use up or bring to HHW collection site Hand pick or hose, pyrethrins, ladybugs
Drain cleaner Corrosive Wash down with lots of water or bring to HHW collection site Baking soda, vinegar, and boiling water
Oven cleaners Corrosive Use up or bring to HHW collection site Salt and ammonia overnight
Toilet cleaner Poisonous Wash down with water Mild detergent and bleach or Baking soda, vinegar
Spot remover Poisonous Use up or bring to HHW collection site Cold water and detergent, alcohol
Silver polish Poisonous Use up or bring to HHW collection site Water, baking soda, salt and aluminum foil.  Toothpaste
Furniture polish Poisonous Use up or bring to HHW collection site Lemon oil and mineral oil
Dyes Poisonous Use up or bring to HHW collection site Vegetable dyes like onion, teas, marigolds
Paint (oil-based) Flammable Allow to air dry, mix with cat litter use latex, buy only what you need
Air freshener Numb nasal tissue Wrap in plastic Potpourri
Brass and copper cleaner Poisonous Use up or bring to HHW collection site Lemon juice and salt
Antifreeze* Poisonous Use up or bring to HHW collection site None
Oil and oil filters* Poisonous Use up or bring to HHW collection site Drain oil filters

*these items are accepted at the Convenience Center daily for recycling for residents only. Click here for more information.