Landscaping - Waste Management

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DOr toxic are considered to be hazardous waste. Always use and dispose of products as directed by the manufacturer or supplier. Examples include:

  • many solvents, pesticides, and paint strippers;
  • products such as pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, insecticides, etc.;
  • materials that catch fire easily (such as gasoline, paints, and solvents);
  • materials that are reactive or unstable enough to explode or release toxic fumes (including acids, bases, ammonia, and chlorine bleach); or
  • corrosives that can attack metal containers such as tanks, drums, and barrels (such as industrial cleaning agents, oven cleaners, drain cleaners, etc.) or those that can attack the skin.

There are many tips in other Landscaping OSH Answers documents.

  • Fact sheet confirmed current: 2023-03-14
  • Fact sheet last revised: 2016-03-16