10.5.1 Household hazardous waste

You may think that hazardous waste is only produced in factories and hospitals, but you should be aware of household hazardous wastes. These are wastes produced in normal households that have any of the hazardous properties listed above. This could include bleaches and some cleaning products, batteries, paints, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals (Figure 10.7).

Figure 10.7 Some harmful chemicals that can be found in our homes.

10.5  Types of hazardous waste

10.6  Management of hazardous waste