HHW & Used Oil Programs and Policies

Oil DrumsThe term Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) was coined by our own North-westerner, Dave Galvin. Sometimes simply naming something can help us get a handle on it. But while a rose by another name would smell sweet, waste—by any other name—would be as toxic.

The nickel-cadmium battery in your cordless drill, the mercury volatilizing into your lungs from the broken compact fluorescent bulb on your kitchen floor, and the carcinogens on your hands after your driveway oil change all remind us that the products in our daily lives can be less benign than we might hope.

Alternatives exist. Yet getting word out and securing behavior change can be more challenging than finding a safer product.

We look forward to working with you in engaging your public, your employees, your elected officials and your product’s producer.

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