Poisons

Hazardous Waste
Illegal in Garbage & Drains

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

Saturday, September 15, 2018

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Get Reminder

Poisons can be disposed of at the drop-off site listed below:

Eastern Regional Landfill 
Map, Directions & Hours
900 Cabin Creek Road, Off Hwy 89
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 583-7800

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Never Dump Down the Drain

Poisons are a type of hazardous waste that can contaminate drinking water sources and threaten human health. Keep poisons out of the trash, and never pour down the drain.

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Damaged Container

Dispose of a poison if there is damage to the container, such as if it is punctured or the label is illegible. Pack any damaged poison bottles into another empty container to prevent it from leaking.

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Poison-Proof Your Home

The EPA recommends that every household do a room-to-room safety inspection, especially if there are kids present. Check out the the EPA’s handy checklist and action steps for poison-proofing your house.

Ways to Reduce

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Use Up Completely

It’s best practice to only buy as much as you need. Not leaving partially filled bottles of poison around the house limits your exposure to this hazardous substance, which can be damaging to your health overtime.