Leftover household items that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are "household hazardous waste." Products
(such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides) that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require careful attention
when you are done with them.
Improper disposal of household hazardous wastes may include the following: pouring them down a drain, on the ground, into storm
sewers, or (in some cases) putting them in the trash. The hazards of such improper disposal might not be immediately obvious, but it
can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human and animal health. Many cities in the United States offer a variety of options
to conveniently and safely manage these hazardous materials.
Potentially hazardous ingredients require careful attention when you are done with them.
For instructions on getting household waste ready to be disposed of properly, the City of Memphis has created a page with excellent
For more information about your household's hazardous materials, visit
the Environmental Protection Agency
Find Hazardous Waste Contacts in your state
Where to Dump Hazardous Wastes in Memphis/Shelby County