Household chemicals, the products that we keep to clean and spruce up our homes, are commonly referred to as Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). The average house contains more than 20 products which have some type of ingredient that is hazardous. This equals 3 to 10 gallons of hazardous products per house!
Of course, the best thing you can do is simply not use hazardous chemicals and products in the first place. Why would you want toxic stuff hanging around your home, anyway? There are safe alternatives for just about anything. Here are some examples and instructions.
Non-toxic Home Care
Alternative Cleaners and Recipes
However, nearly all of us have such chemicals already. You should do your best to use up all your products and avoid wasting anything. If you do end up with leftovers, don’t dump or trash ’em! Most Texas cities and counties operate HHW drop-off locations for your waste. Here’s a full list of HHW centers in Texas.