Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Options
Environmental Health

 

Determining Paint Needs
Left-over Sharing of Home and Yard Chemicals
Home Hazardous Waste Inventory


Annual collection events will occur in the early spring. There will be announcements in the local newspaper and city utility billings prior to the event.

GASOLINE

  • OLD/DEGRADED
    “Recondition” old gas by pouring it through a coffee filter. Mix one part filtered gas with five parts fresh gas and use as normal in smaller engines (lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc.). The mixture may also be used with carbureted auto engines. It should not be used with auto engines having fuel-injection systems.

  • CONTAMINATED WITH WATER
    Pour mixture into transparent jug. Allow water to separate (settle to bottom). Carefully pour off gas into gas can, leaving water behind. Pour leftover water into plastic-lined box containing cat litter. Allow cat litter to dry then discard with trash.

  • CONTAMINATED WITH OTHER SUBSTANCES (Antifreeze, Brake Fluid, Parts Cleaner, etc.)
    This mixture cannot be reconditioned or separated. It is considered to be hazardous waste and must be disposed as such.
    1) Safely store until next county household hazardous waste collection event, or
    2) Contact Salt Lake Valley Hazardous Waste Collection Station (6030 W. California Ave., 801-541-4078) to see if they will accept it and to receive a price quote (out-of-county residents are charged a fee).

ANTIFREEZE
Drop-off at Orem City Public Works, 1450 W. 550 N., Orem

USED OIL

  • NON-CONTAMINATED
    Drop-off up to five gallons per day at any Jiffy Lube, Checker Auto, Auto Zone, or Wal-Mart Lube Express. Transmission oil and gear oil are considered to be “motor oil.” They can be mixed with used oil for recycling.

  • CONTAMINATED WITH OTHER SUBSTANCES (Antifreeze, Brake Fluid, Parts Cleaner, etc.)
    This mixture cannot be recycled. It is considered to be hazardous waste and must be disposed as such.
    1) Safely store until next county household hazardous waste collection event, or
    2) Contact Salt Lake Valley Hazardous Waste Collection Station (6030 W. California Ave., 801-541-4078) to see if they will accept it and to receive a price quote (out-of-county residents are charged a fee).

PAINT
IN ALL CASES, ENCOURAGE REUSE. If paint has not been frozen or contaminated with other substances it can be offered to a neighbor, church group, service group, painting contractor, etc.

  • WATER-BASED
    1) Mix with cat litter, sand or sawdust in shallow, plastic-lined container and allow to air dry, then dispose with trash, or
    2) Mix in a commercial paint hardener, leave lid off can, allow to dry/harden, then dispose with trash.

  • OIL-BASED
    1) Oil-based paint is flammable. If reuse is not possible, safely store until next county household hazardous waste collection event, or
    2) Contact Salt Lake Valley Hazardous Waste Collection Station (6030 W. California Ave., 801-541-4078) to see if they will accept it and to receive a price quote (out-of-county residents are charged a fee).

GENERAL CLEANERS, POLISHES, SOLVENTS, STAINS, PESTICIDES, ADHESIVES, ETC.
IN ALL CASES, ENCOURAGE REUSE. In most cases, if these products have not hardened or been contaminated by other materials, they can still be used. If reuse is not possible:
1) Safely store until next county household hazardous waste collection event, or
2) Contact Salt Lake Valley Hazardous Waste Collection Station (6030 W. California Ave., 801-541-4078) to see if they will accept it and to receive a price quote (out-of-county residents are charged a fee).

FLUORESCENT LIGHTING

  • COMPACT BULBS
    Drop-off at Home Depot or Lowe's Home Centers for recycling.

  • TUBULAR BULBS
    1)Safely store until next county household hazardous waste collection event, or
    2) Contact Salt Lake Valley Hazardous Waste Collection Station(6030 W. California Ave., 801-541-4078) to see if they will accept it and to receive a price quote (out-of-county residents are charged a fee).

ELECTRONICS
Refer to the Utah Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste website for recycling locations throughout the state: www.hazardouswaste.utah.gov/Adobe/Utah_electronics_Recyclers.pdf

  • NOTE: Under EPA rules, household hazardous waste is not regulated. It can therefore be disposed with regular household trash. Even so, this option should only be used when others fail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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