Household Hazardous Waste

What is household hazardous waste?

Also known as HHW, these are hazardous wastes produced from households or businesses that may be potentially dangerous and lethal when mishandled. These types of wastes include:

  • Flammable liquids, such as gasoline, paint thinners, diesel fuel, paints, and aerosols
  • Corrosive wastes, including pool chemicals, degreasers, rust removers, and other household cleaners
  • Toxic liquids and solids, such as pesticides, herbicides and even mercury (both elemental and in manufactured articles)

Can HHW be recycled?

Yes, most common hazardous materials produced from households can be recycled:

  • Latex or water-based paints can have their useful lives prolonged through recycling or use in other products.
  • Flammable liquids can be reclaimed for use as alternative fuels
  • Many universal wastes are recyclable, such as fluorescent bulbs and many batteries.

Since a standard household or business establishment does not normally produce large amounts of HHW, it becomes a challenge when there is actually a need to dispose of it. Questions about who to call, what to do, how to recycle, and how much it costs to remove these safely from your home become a concern. That’s where we come in.

Image owned by ACTEnviro. Details: ACTEnviro One-Day HHW Collection Event, City of Goodyear, AZ Maintenance Yard (October 2017)

How can we help you?

ACTenviro works with states, counties, and cities on the management of environmental services including providing solutions for the management of household hazardous waste. Our focus is to provide services that associate with transportation and disposal of HHW waste. ACTenviro is currently performing HHW services under several contracts in the following states: Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington State.

Why should you trust us?

When it comes to the handling, transportation, and disposal of HHW, ACTenviro carefully considers these main points:

  • The safety of the family members and the municipal workers that may come into contact these wastes
  • The diversion of these hazardous materials from municipal landfills

That is why, over the years, the ACTenviro team has developed a perfected system for the HHW management methods of collection, segregation, and packaging of hazardous waste materials for several municipalities.

Since waste management regulations and processes are continuously improving, we also strive to regularly evaluate our procedures for HHW collection and management.

ACTenviro also takes into consideration the specific HHW collection needs per community. We understand that some communities benefit from one-day HHW collection events, while some have fixed waste facilities for ongoing HHW collection events.

Satisfied Customers

  • Our account manager and his support team’s responsiveness and personalized service make doing business with ACTenviro a real pleasure. ACTenviro handles my client’s chemical, biological and radioactive waste.
    Contract Environmental Health & Safety Consultant
    Biopharmaceutical Company
  • Thank you very much for your service at our initial appointment. Your technician was great and provided excellent customer service. Your company has exceeded our expectations. ACTenviro will be our go-to waste disposal company
    Corporate Vice President
    Design, Manufacturing and Distribution Company


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