The challenge as we see it
The average home can accumulate as much as 20 pounds of household hazardous waste a year, though the average lifetime accumulation is 100 pounds. This waste often remains there until the residents do an extensive cleanout or move out. It’s important to understand that there may be harmful waste in your home that could threaten your health and the environment. Many common household products contain hazardous chemicals that are poisonous, corrosive and ozone depleting.
Our differentiated value
We’ve helped over 2,500 communities across the United States organize, promote and implement convenient household hazardous waste collection programs to assure that these wastes are managed safely and in the most environmentally responsible manner. Your participation helps reduce your carbon footprint, while protecting human health and the environment. We encourage all households to contact their local authorities for upcoming collection programs in their area.
- Automotive Products
- Cleaning Products
- Computer Equipment
- Electronic Equipment
- Indoor Pesticides
- Lawn and Garden Products
- Miscellaneous Items
- Workshop Supplies
Our solutions for household hazardous waste
Veolia has been working with cities, municipalities, states and even large corporations who sponsor events for employees successfully managing household hazardous waste for 40 years. Our services are broad and completely customizable to the type of event you need; whether it be a county agricultural clean sweep for farmers to citywide events like New York. We manage permanent facilities for customers and perform one-day events. Our experienced staff will assist you in developing a plan that fits your needs.
- Plan the event
- Set up the collection site and traffic control
- Unload, segregate and classify wastes
- Package, bulk, inventory and label wastes
- Transport and recycle or dispose of collected materials