Hazardous Waste Management
Hazardous waste refers to materials that pose substantial or potential threat to public health or the environment. Due to its potential harm to humans and the environment, all hazardous waste must be separated from regular household garbage.
At each landfill, there is a designated storage area for all hazardous materials that enter the landfill. At each designated area, hazardous materials are stored and processed for shipping to the United States where it is disposed of in accordance with the United States Environmental Protection Agencies (US EPA) regulations.
Many types of businesses generate hazardous waste. Business establishments that generate hazardous waste include dry cleaners, automobile repair shops, hospitals, exterminators, and photo processing centers.
All businesses must call DEH solid waste office at 949-8793 before disposing of hazardous materials at the landfills.
Examples of hazardous waste are:-
- Batteries (lead and household)
- Chemicals from photography studios
- Dry cleaning chemicals
- Used motor oil
- X-ray machinery
Immediately contact 911 in the event of an emergency involving hazardous materials. 911 will then make contact with DEH personnel.